birth plan

  1. New Moms

    Your birth should not make you feel like a failure

    Every time the topic of birth is brought up on a parenting forum, there are always heartbreaking comments that follow. What is...
  2. Pregnancy

    Should I go on a hospital tour?

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    Pregnancy involves soaking in a lot of information and asking a lot of questions. Many expectant moms find a hospital tour helpful...
  3. Pregnancy

    Why doulas are becoming more popular

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    Childbirth support in the form of a doula is becoming more popular for moms who want the additional help during their labor and...
  4. Pregnancy

    Birth disappointment: When things don’t go as planned

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    The main goal of a pregnancy and birth experience is a healthy baby, right? Of course, but you cannot discount a mom's feelings when...
  5. Pregnancy

    What to expect when labor is induced

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    You’ve created a birth plan -- only to find that your doctor has other plans in the home stretch. Whether you’re past your due date...
  6. Well-being

    Preterm birth: Questions to ask your doctor

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    No woman expects her baby to be born prematurely, so we tend to skip the high-risk pages in the pregnancy books and not ask our OBs...
  7. Pregnancy

    Honoring your unique birth experience

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    Most parents understand the many benefits of birthing naturally, but childbirth is something that is not always under your control....
  8. Pregnancy

    Plan a natural birth in six easy steps

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    So you’ve watched The Business of Being Born, you are totally up on your Kegels, and your birth ball is already getting a daily...
  9. Pregnancy

    Realistic birth planning

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    Writing a birth plan is a wonderful way to begin to educate yourself about labor and the process of giving birth. But it is...
  10. Children's Health

    A simple 3-step process can help prepare you for delivery day

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    When you first find out that you are expecting, it may seem like your pregnancy will last forever -- but your new baby will be here...