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When interventions are used during labor and birth, there are many risks to maternal safety, not to mention safety for your baby. You may think that induction of labor, another intervention, is standard for a lot of women. So many women in my childbirth classes and...read more
Most women are unaware that, in some circumstances, they can say, “No Thank You” to an induction of labor. But sometimes you may not have a choice and you must agree to what your doctor or midwife suggests for medical reasons. But How Will You Know Induction is the...read more
Before attempting to induce labor, even using natural induction techniques, remember any induction technique is still an intervention and should be used with caution. Copyright 2001 by PageWise, Inc. Discuss with Your Care Provider First Discuss any natural induction...read more
Some people think that a Cesarean Section is a normal birth. Though it can be a life saving medical procedure, it is over used and is best avoided if possible. Some people think that inducing labor and using medications in labor is normal. It is typical but it is not...read more
I hear it again and again in my childbirth classes and my prenatal yoga classes. My pregnant students can’t get comfortable. They can’t stay asleep during pregnancy. They can’t get to sleep during pregnancy. They don’t get enough sleep during pregnancy. Here are a few...read more
I just hate the words “Due Date”! Why do I hate “Due Date”? Because everyone gets so focused on the "Due Date" day and just about everyone thinks their baby will arrive on that day. Well, here I go again bursting bubbles! ONLY 5% OF BABIES ARE BORN ON THEIR DUE DATE...read more
The Relaxing Nature of Yoga Can Improve Iron Deficiency and Anemia We all know that yoga has great benefits for the mind and soul. It can reduce stress, rejuvenate the brain, promote concentration, and improve air circulation. However, scientific research has provided...read more
If you can't remember informed consent questions to ask, you can always just say: "What else can you do?" or "Can we wait and do nothing? Why or why not?" Informed Consent Questions: 1. Is this an emergency, or do we have time to talk? 2. What would be the benefits of...read more
Is your hospital bag packed and ready? Your baby is almost ready to be born. But are you ready for labor and birth? There are a lot of things you should have packed and ready in your hospital bag to take with you to the hospital or birth center for your labor and...read more
This table is a summary of all the signs of first stage labor. One can tell where a woman is in labor by the emotions she's expressing, by the physiological signs, and by the contractions and their pattern. First stage labor is a lot of work for the...read more