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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

    It's Time! Signs of Going Into Labor

    It's Time! Signs of Going Into Labor

    by Skylar Spring3

  • Evening primrose oil is commonly recommended by midwives to assist with labor induction but it may also have a positive impact on several health conditions. Weigh in on the discussion and see if this supplement could work for you!

    How to Use Evening Primrose Oil to Induce Labor

    How to Use Evening Primrose Oil to Induce Labor

    by healthcarepro8

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