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  • 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

  • Getting close to your due date? Getting nervous about childbirth? How's a mom-to-be know when she's going into labor or not? Check out this article to find out some of the symptoms that will let you know that you're close to labor and that you're in labor. Also learn the three stages of labor and start getting yourself prepared!

    It's Time!: Signs of Going Into Labor

    It's Time!: Signs of Going Into Labor

    by Skylar Spring3

  • 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

  • I have always felt that personal experiences are very useful, especially in situations where there really are no set signs. Medical professionals of all kinds have done what they can to note what set of symptoms most commonly occur when a women's...

    Signs of Labor: In My Experience

    Signs of Labor: In My Experience

    by Bema Self12

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

    Getting Labor Started, Naturally

    Getting Labor Started, Naturally

    by Carolyn Augustine21

  • 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