Epidurals – What You Need to Know

10 Things You Need to Know About Epidural Anesthesia During Labor and Birth You will be immobile and will have to stay in bed. You’ll need help changing positions and will need to switch positions every 30 minutes to distribute the medication evenly throughout...

Epidurals – 7 Questions and Answers

It’s always good to know lots of comfort techniques for labor, like I teach in my Bradley Method  classes. Using positions, relaxation techniques, resting, using the bath or shower, and continuing to eat and drink will help your body progress during labor. Even...

What Do Real Labor Contractions Feel Like?

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...
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