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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
This Hub gives moms and dads some ideas about what to avoid during Labor and Delivery, as well as alternative suggestions to consider.
Some natural and effective methods to decrease the length of your labor so you can meet your little one faster!
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?
Be efficient and pack light for your hospital birth with this checklist perfect for the minimalist mama to be.
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.
Are you pregnant and thinking about a cesarean delivery? Learn about c-sections and how you can prepare for a c-section birth.
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.
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...
Evening primrose oil has some very special medicinal properties, including weight loss, and lowered cholesterol and blood pressure.