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Stages of Labor and Delivery

January 23, 2018

If you are pregnant, especially if this is your first baby, you probably want to know exactly what’s going to be happening to you during the most intense phase of your pregnancy: labor. Although every woman is different, and it is impossible to know how long or how tough each stage will be for you, […]

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Is it possible to Give Birth to a Baby without Knowing about the Pregnancy – No

January 23, 2018

It’s quite impossible to deliver a baby without knowing about the pregnancy. Bodily changes do not go unnoticed. You cannot ignore weight gain, fatigue, excessive sleepiness, swelling, elevated blood pressure and sugar levels, and not to mention the baby moving around and kicking. Personally, I’ve had three pregnancy experiences. From all three, I’ve encountered frequent […]

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Childbirth Options Pros and Cons of Homebirth

January 23, 2018

It is a great advantage that women today have numerous choices when it comes to choosing how to give birth. One of these choices is the option of having a home birth, where the woman decides to give birth at home, often with the assistance of a midwife or two. There are numerous reasons why […]

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Pelvic Girdle Pain Pgp in Pregnancy causes Symptoms and Treatment

January 22, 2018

Pelvic girdle refers to the physical components which form the pelvis and these include the hip bones, the lower end of the spine or the sacrum, muscles, ligaments, cartilages and other soft tissues. It plays an important part during pregnancy and especially during delivery of the baby, as the baby starts to descend by entering […]

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Father to be new Fathers what to Bring to the Hospital

January 22, 2018

Some say the father is one of the biggest roles a man can play. In general, men go into fatherhood blind and unaware how they are going proceed. Fatherhood hits it a man square in the face at the hospital. Just like new cars when they leave the car lot they loses thousands in value, […]

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Childbirth Options Pros and Cons of Homebirth

January 22, 2018

For many people the idea of having a child at home is terrifying. It is easy to understand why. They imagine all the things that could go wrong. This is understandable but there are a lot of advantages to having a child at home and the dangers are far less than you might imagine. Midwives […]

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Preventing Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

January 22, 2018

The less obvious changes that occur during pregnancy are those to the pelvic floor muscles and the nerves and soft tissues that support them. The physical changes that occur during pregnancy and child birth have a negative effect on function of the muscles, nerves and connective tissues that support the pelvic floor make up.  The […]

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Why Giving Birth is a Labor of Love

January 22, 2018

Giving birth is a labor of love because the mother goes through a lot of preparation and later pain to give birth to a baby. There are months and months of planning and then that final month, a mother is anxious for the child to come. When the mother finally realizes that the moment has […]

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Why having a Birth Plan is Essential to a Successful Labor Experience

January 22, 2018

The idea of a birthing plan is very attractive. Something with a lot of potential unknowns should be controlled as possible right? I like to think so. Yet there are many women who show up to the hospital with their carefully outlined birth plans, only to be disappointed when labor and delivery did not go […]

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My Child has a Birth Defect

January 22, 2018

There are many topics people choose not to talk about and the chance that your child may be born with a birth defect is one of them. When you discover that the child you have created will be or has been born with a birth defect, it is an emotionally gut-wrenching time that few people […]

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