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Issues to consider in Choosing where to Birth your Baby

January 28, 2018

Western medicine is and can be a wonderful thing. But it has also been so abused that in many cases the treatments are ineffective. Take for example antibiotics. Antibiotics can be a great thing! And for several years they were thought to be the treatment for everything. Have an ear infection? Swollen Lymph nodes? The […]

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What they don’t tell you about Childbirth

January 28, 2018

As you are probably aware, every labour and childbirth experience is different, even for the same mother. For my first child we went the Parentcraft Sessions run at the local hospital which went through many of the basics – when to come in, what pain relief was available, the stages of labour, ideas of what […]

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Premature Babies

January 27, 2018

According to the American Pregnancy Association, premature labor (after 20 weeks and before the 37th week) happens in about 12% of all pregnancies. Catching it in time can result in the pregnancy continuing long enough for the fetus to properly develop. However this is not always the case and premature labor can also result in […]

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Think You’re better off with an Epidural think again

January 27, 2018

* Epidurals cause women’s bodies to stop or slow the release of oxytocin-slowing labor and removing the feel-good effects of the hormone. The first stage of labor tends to be about 26 minutes longer and the pushing stage 15 minutes longer in women with epidurals. Epidurals also eliminate the natural peak of oxytocin intended to […]

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Packing for the Hospital or Birthing Center

January 27, 2018

Most people want to be well-prepared, packed and ready to go for when the time comes to rush off to the hospital. What a stressful situation to be in if you suddenly went into labor and were running around in a frenzy trying to find the essentials and pick out what outfit the baby will […]

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Causes of Premature Labor

January 27, 2018

Expectant women are very delicate and care must be taken when dealing with them, there is so much at stake that any small thing can cause a woman to go into premature labor. Premature Labor is experienced at before 37 weeks of the pregnancy. Normally the normal range of full term pregnancy is between 37 […]

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Essential Items to Pack when you are going to the Hospital to Deliver your Baby

January 27, 2018

You are going to have a baby. Are you ready?The nursery is painted, the crib is together and you have tons of baby things just waiting for your little bundle of joy. There seems to be something that you’ve overlooked. Did you pack your bag? What should you put in it?  Do you know what […]

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Stages of Labor and Delivery

January 27, 2018

You have made it through all trimesters without any difficulty, and now approaching the final stages. If it is your first pregnancy, you must be wondering what you will go through during labor and delivery. This period comprises of two different stages which are the latent (early) labor and active labor. Active labor is further […]

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Born with a Caul

January 27, 2018

 What is a Caul? A baby is enclosed in a thin membrane called the amniotic membrane while in the womb. During the process of birth generally the pressure of the baby pushing at the membranes while trying to move through the birth canal generally breaks this membranes and the amniotic fluid is released. This is […]

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How to Induce Labor Naturally

January 27, 2018

According to Dr. Beth Burch, 10 percent of women deliver on or before her due date and 80 percent of women deliver a week after her due date.  Around this time women are very anxious to meet the little bundle of joy.  Many women are open to natural induction by power walking, sexual relations, stimulation […]

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