This article teaches tips and tricks to get through the pains of natural drug free labor and delivery.
Most woman assume immediately after having a baby they will feel like their old selves. The truth is it can take weeks, even months to recover from labor and delivery.
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.
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.
Interested in giving birth at home, but do you want the safety net of medical equipment and experienced providers? Learn more about the guiding principles of birth centers.
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...
Be efficient and pack light for your hospital birth with this checklist perfect for the minimalist mama to be.
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.
Highlighting the importance of allowing your baby to get their full blood supply when they are born, cutting down on a huge number of post birth complications.
Some natural and effective methods to decrease the length of your labor so you can meet your little one faster!
Are you pregnant and thinking about a cesarean delivery? Learn about c-sections and how you can prepare for a c-section birth.
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.
This article provides a checklist of necessities that you're going to need for the arrival of your newborn baby.
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.
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.
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?
This Hub gives moms and dads some ideas about what to avoid during Labor and Delivery, as well as alternative suggestions to consider.
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.
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.
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.
Find some great ideas for birth music during labor and delivery, including modern and traditional classical music, new age, trip-hop, ambient, Celtic, and guitar.
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.
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.
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.
This article will introduce the traditional practice of zuo yuezi as well as the modern Taiwanese zuo-yuezi center.
A comprehensive list of the ways to induce labor naturally, prepared by a certified doula, including when and how to use each method.
Learn how to write a birth plan with these sample birth plan templates. Discover what birthing options are available, and create a plan that meets your personal needs.
This article will outline your birthing options and what to expect in labor and delivery. Learn what you can do to prepare. Feel informed and empowered for your birthing experience.
You may find yourself trying some unconventional methods to help labor along out of a state of desperation. Eating rye bread? Not too scary. Chased by a rottweiler? Maybe you should pass on that one.
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.
Hospitals have NICUs that range in level of expertise; it's important to understand what these mean when deciding where to give birth.