Childbirth

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What is Childbirth Like?

What is Childbirth Like?

If you’ve ever wanted to become terrified and confused in a single setting, ask an experienced mother about her childbirth experience. You’ll be regaled with stories about terrifying pain and gushing fluids. You’ll hear things you’ve never heard about before ... - test

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Simple Ways to Ease Labor Pains

Simple Ways to Ease Labor Pains

Labor is going to be painful. While medicinal intervention can help to take the edge off the pain or even relieve it completely, these methods often aren’t available until you are well along in your labor pattern. That means you ... - test

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Tips to Survive Your Hospital Stay

Tips to Survive Your Hospital Stay

The majority of babies are born in the hospital or birthing center following a natural labor, induced labor or cesarean delivery. Some babies are born at home with assistance and others are born unassisted at home. First time mums are ... - test

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Use Hospital Time Wisely

Use Hospital Time Wisely

After your baby is delivered, you might be chomping at the bit to get home with that precious bundle, but so long as you’re trapped in the hospital, you should use that time wisely. The same can be said if ... - test

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Packing for the Hospital

Packing for the Hospital

Many women have a hard time packing a bag for the hospital for many reasons. One common rationale for not packing is that having a bag ready is frankly unnerving as it makes it clear that birth is impending and ... - test

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Recovering from a C-Section Delivery

Recovering from a C-Section Delivery

Of the various birthing options, a cesarean, or C-section, delivery is the hardest on your body. A c-section following labor can be even more challenging to overcome as your body was tired before undergoing surgery. But regardless of the specifics ... - test

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How to Write your Birth Plan | Prepare a Birth Plan | Make Birth Plan

How to Write your Birth Plan | Prepare a Birth Plan | Make Birth Plan

When you are pregnant, you have a right to experience birth as you like it assuming your desired method is deemed safe for both you and the baby. If you feel strongly about how your birth experience should be you ... - test

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How to Introduce a Sibling

How to Introduce a Sibling

You’ve likely done a bit of groundwork for your child. You’ve introduced the concept of being a big brother and shown him pictures or other people’s babies. You’ve made a big deal out of his Big Boy Room and downplayed ... - test

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Labor and Birth Lexicon

Labor and Birth Lexicon

Your doctor tosses terms about that seem highly scientific, but you can’t grasp the meaning if your life depended on it. What’s effaced and how is it different from dilated. Your baby is traverse – is that a good thing ... - test

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Natural Birth | Natural Births | Natural Birthing

Natural Birth | Natural Births | Natural Birthing

The goal of any mother is to deliver a healthy baby. But to give their baby additional advantages, many mothers choose to experience a natural birth. That is one free from surgical procedures or drugs. A natural delivery is reported ... - test

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Birth Options

Birth Options

Despite the common movie scene of a rapid hospital labor and birth, there are actually many birthing options available to women today. While some are more standard and widely accepted than others, all pregnant mothers should seek out and find ... - test

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After Birth

After Birth

Pregnancy is a race to the finish, but there is a gap for many mothers between the time in the hospital and full-fledged motherhood. What happens when you first come home following birth? Who needs the most care and what ... - test

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After Childbirth

After Childbirth

Childbirth is an amazing thing, but the most overlooked aspect of childbirth is what happens after its all over. For nine months you and your body prepare for a baby to be born, and in a matter of a day ... - test

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A Birth Plan for Single Moms

A Birth Plan for Single Moms

Today many more mums are choosing to have babies on their own or find themselves expecting a baby without a partner. This situation can be intensely frightening as you don’t always know what lies ahead, and it can also be ... - test

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5 Ways to Recover Quickly From a Cesarean Delivery

5 Ways to Recover Quickly From a Cesarean Delivery

Very few women would opt for a full abdominal surgery without what they or their doctor feels is a good reason. But elective or emergency, the cesarean section, or C-section delivery is major surgery, and that major surgery comes with ... - test