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A large percentage, more than 60%, of women in the United States choose to get an epidural during labor. It is assumed by most people that an epidural is safe and there are no risks involved when getting an epidural. But just like anything you do in life, there are risks and there are benefits to choosing an epidural in labor for pain relief.
Even if you have not chosen to have a natural unmedicated birth and plan to get an epidural, you will need to know how to cope with your labor contractions until it’s time to have the epidural administered. As with any medical procedure, it is very important to know the risks as well as the benefits of having an epidural during labor. Below are the most commonly asked questions and answers regarding using an epidural during labor.
In the last 5 weeks of your pregnancy, it’s possible you may only have a couple of weeks left. Full term pregnancies are normal and healthy any time from 37 weeks to 42 weeks. So get started on this checklist of things to do in the last 5 weeks of your pregnancy.
Want a natural birth in the hospital? Do these 10 things to increase your chances of having your ideal natural birth in the hospital.
5 stretches can be done in 5 minutes to relieve carpal tunnel pain.
The human microbiome – bacteria, viruses, fungi, etc. – live on us and in us. These bacteria work together to keep your body operating normally. THESE BACTERIA PROTECT YOU FROM DISEASE! When babies are born by Cesarean, they do not get the benefit of the “seeding” or establishment of the baby’s immune system.
How can you, as a pregnant woman, keep your pregnancy healthy and normal? Follow Dr. Tom Brewer's Diet For Pregnancy. This diet is backed up by research and experience by care providers and pregnant mothers that proves this is the best way for mom to stay healthy and...read more
Here is what I’ve heard over the 22 years I’ve been teaching Bradley Method® childbirth classes, including my own experiences: Like very strong menstrual cramps times 20 if lying down, but only times 10 if standing up Downward pressure on the vagina and rectum that...read more
4 ways to boost your overall well-being and happiness Wishing you could improve your overall well-being but not sure where to begin? Establishing sustainable, healthy habits can be much easier than you think. All it takes are a few minor tweaks to your daily routines...read more
Can Physical Therapy Help Rectus Abdominis Diastasis Following Pregnancy? There are a lot of Pinterest graphics and program ads on Facebook aimed at new moms with Diastasis Rectus Abdominus, otherwise known as "Mummy Tummy". That is probably because approximately 53%...read more