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Questions to ask your Obstetrician and Midwife

January 21, 2018

Pregnancy and childbirth can be a beautiful experience, rich with the feeling of empowerment, or it can be a lonely, frightening experience. A woman’s mindset, her support system, age, her care provider, and coping skills are some of the major variables. Knowledge is power. A woman can find out a tremendous amount of information with […]

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What Nurses do with Newborn Babies Immediately after Birth

January 21, 2018

Clearing the nose and mouth of any obstructive fluids, the doctor worked the newborn’s shoulders out of the birthing canal. From there the rest of the infant’s body slid out fairly easily, after going through hours of hard work. At exactly 12:03AM the baby girl was officially born. The exhausted mother and her new daughter […]

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Childbirth and the Pain Factor

January 21, 2018

Sure, you see it all the time. Women plan to have a natural birth, without any pain intervention, but really how often does that happen? I was there once as well. Being the naive, young woman I was, I had heard others had done it naturally, so why couldn’t I? I am no different than […]

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Reasons for Cesarean Deliveries

January 21, 2018

Emergency cesarean? Huh? I strongly feel that every expectant mother should be prepared for the possibility of a cesarean, regardless of family history. I was the first woman in my family to have an emergency cesarean. My older sister ended up getting an emergency cesarean with her fourth child. My first cesarean was unexpected. I […]

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What is a Breech Birth

January 20, 2018

A baby is considered to be in the breech position if it has its hind end or feet in position to be delivered first. There are three main types of breech positions with the most common known as Frank Breech. This is the position that 65-70% of breech babies will take. In this position the […]

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Best Positions for Enduring Labor in Childbirth

January 20, 2018

Gravity is your friend. The best positions for the changing intensity of labor and delivery are those that help the baby move down the birth canal. Squatting is better than standing; standing is better than sitting; sitting is better than lying down; finally, lying on your side is better than flat on your back. In […]

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Labor should you get an Epidural

January 20, 2018

Working in Labor and Delivery as a nurse gives me a unique perspective regarding the subject of epidural. When it comes down to it, there is no right or wrong answer. There are a number of factors to consider, and your choice should reflect those that you feel are most important to you. Epidural Pros:*Compared […]

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What Nurses do with Newborn Babies Immediately after Birth

January 20, 2018

When your baby is delivered there are standard/routine procedures that a nurse does quickly but efficiently usually efficiency is achieved with practice, to ensure that your baby adapts smoothly into their new environment ; independent life of breathing and feeding on their own. The following outlined below is particularly for healthy neonates (newborns). 1.The baby […]

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Childbirth and the Pain Factor

December 30, 2017

Many women are frightened of labour and childbirth, everyone knows of a horror story where labour went on for three weeks, where the pain was constant throughout, and was like being burned alive. Chances are, it won’t be quite that bad. 50% of women interviewed after delivery in a recent study said that their pain […]

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Partners Support when c Section is Required

December 30, 2017

Most women wish to have a natural birth but the process of having a baby is not always straightforward and complications can mean that doctors will recommend that a Caesarean section is performed. Despite the fact that c-sections are routine operations that doctors perform every day, they do still constitute major surgery and it’s important […]

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