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  • Cesarean childbirth is definitely more painful than normal delivery. But for some, it is inevitable. So in this article, the author would like to share what the post-cesarean delivery experience is like and hopefully give helpful suggestions as to how to deal with the pain.

    Recovering From a Cesarean Section: Timeline and Tips

    Recovering From a Cesarean Section: Timeline and Tips

    by Chin chin30

  • During pregnancy the fetus can lie in all possible positions. As birth draws closer, most babies turn their head down before they are born. Some, on the other hand, stay with their bottom down. This is breech position.

    Facts About Breech Position and What To Do

    Facts About Breech Position and What To Do

    by Harpa Ósk2

  • You are pregnant and you're past your due date. You don't want to have your doctor medically induce labor because you're not quite convinced that's good for the baby. Enough time might not even have passed since your expected delivery date for a...

    How to Naturally Induce Labor: Do These Things

    How to Naturally Induce Labor: Do These Things

    by Kathryn Vercillo27

  • Pregnancy contractions occur all throughout pregnancy. The big question is: How do you know if it's a real contraction or just Braxton Hicks? There are definite differences between real labor contractions and Braxton Hicks practice contractions during pregnancy. Learn how each kind of contraction feels and when to know when you may be in real labor.

    What Do Real Contractions Feel Like?

    What Do Real Contractions Feel Like?

    by Marissa2

  • Some natural and effective methods to decrease the length of your labor so you can meet your little one faster!

    How to Have a Shorter Labor

    How to Have a Shorter Labor

    by Susannah Birch13

  • Creating your birth plan is a great way to help you prepare for and feel in control of your birthing experience. With a little planning, research, and flexibility you are sure to have a better labor and delivery experience.

    Creating Your Birth Plan

    Creating Your Birth Plan

    by Tosha0

  • When you're getting ready for your baby to arrive it's likely that your mind will become pretty cloudy. It can be easy to forget things you'll need when packing your hospital bag. I'm going to share the essential items you're not going to want to forget.

    Hospital Bag Must-Haves

    Hospital Bag Must-Haves

    by J Briceno0

  • Thinking about giving birth at home? Homebirth has many benefits for mother and baby. Learn why I chose to give birth at home and why it was such a fabulous experience.

    Top 6 Benefits of Giving Birth at Home

    Top 6 Benefits of Giving Birth at Home

    by Susana Serer33

  • Is Castor Oil safe to use to induce labor? Is Castor oil worth the risk to my baby's health? Why do so many women say that Castor Oil is OK to take to bring on my labor and what can I do to induce labor naturally?

    Is It Safe to Use Castor Oil to Induce Labor?

    Is It Safe to Use Castor Oil to Induce Labor?

    by Emma9

  • The Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth focuses on giving birth your way, in the relaxing environment of your choosing, and with your partner at hand. This childbirth method encourages women in natural childbirth without medications or interventions.

    The Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth

    The Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth

    by Victoria Van Ness3

  • When will I go into labor? How can I make it start or progress faster? Learn about going into labor and how someone can help you with the progression of labor.

    Ways to Help Labor Progress

    Ways to Help Labor Progress

    by Marissa15

  • Does an epidural stop all of the pain? Does it hurt to get an epidural? Read on to find out my experience of what it really feels like to get an epidural—labor to recovery.

    What Does an Epidural Feel Like?

    What Does an Epidural Feel Like?

    by Kierstin Gunsberg2

  • Giving birth truly can be beautiful. If you do the research, seek out the positive stories, find a childbirth method, and know the facts ahead of time, you too can have the pleasant memories from your children's births like I do. Here, I offer you some information to help you along your journey.

    Giving Birth Can Be Beautiful

    Giving Birth Can Be Beautiful

    by Victoria Van Ness2

  • What is the best birthing position to be in labour? How can you bring on you labour or even speed it up? Years ago women were told to deliver on the bed in the hospital, this is no longer the case as more and more women are becoming more active with their labour and delivery and many are delivering in the comfort of their on homes or on a midwife led unit. Here are a few good tips on how to be really active leading up to your labour and whilst you are in labour.

    Best Positions for Labour

    Best Positions for Labour

    by Onlinemidwife2

  • If you're in the third trimester of pregnancy, you'll want to begin packing and preparing your hospital bag for when you go into labor. Learn what to pack for you, your baby, and your spouse or partner.

    What to Pack in a Hospital Bag for Labor and Delivery

    What to Pack in a Hospital Bag for Labor and Delivery

    by Marissa17

  • A comprehensive list of the ways to induce labor naturally, prepared by a certified doula, including when and how to use each method.

    40 Natural Ways to Induce Labor

    40 Natural Ways to Induce Labor

    by Susannah Birch268

  • After only three hours of very fast labor, my baby girl was born in our bed at home--surprise!

    My Accidental Home Birth

    My Accidental Home Birth

    by Meredith Cornell0

  • Having everything you need when leaving for the hospital will avoid unnecessary stress when you’re going through or recovering from labour. Take a look at these essential items for your hospital bag.

    Packing Checklist for Your Hospital Delivery Bag

    Packing Checklist for Your Hospital Delivery Bag

    by craftybird2

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