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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
Naturally induce labor and avoid a medical induction. Naturally inducing labor will make labor easier on you and easier on your baby. But if you're past your due date, chances are pretty good you're getting pressured to medically induce your labor. These 10 tips can...read more
Below, is a step by step guide to give a massage to anyone. These pregnancy massage techniques can also be used during labor. Begin t practice weekly so you will know what the pregnant mom likes or does not like.
What exactly is a Labor/Birth COACH? You’re probably at a loss as to how to help her. What in the world am I supposed to do as a labor/birth coach? Well, you’ve got 9 months to step up and show her how you can work as a team. All most people have ever...read more
Ready to join the millions of people practicing yoga? If you're a yoga beginner, these 9 tips will help you get a good start on your own yoga practice. The ancient art of yoga has helpful guidelines to follow for a safe and healthy yoga practice. The yoga beginners'...read more
Practicing yoga during your pregnancy is one of the best things you can do for yourself. There is nothing like a good prenatal yoga class to make any pregnant mom feel great. Believe it or not, your baby gets direct benefits too!
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.
Want a natural birth in the hospital? Do these 10 things to increase your chances of having your ideal natural birth in the hospital.
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