labor

  1. Pregnancy

    The risks of using a birthing center

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    Birthing centers have recently surged in popularity. But before you sign up to labor at a birth center instead of a hospital, here's...
  2. Pregnancy

    5 Myths about labor debunked

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    Chances are you've heard these five myths about labor and birth, but we're here to debunk them. Get ready for the truth about labor!
  3. New Moms

    Contractions: Braxton Hicks or are they for real?

    Braxton Hicks, while great practice for the uterus, can be a real nuisance to an expecting mother in the final days. Here are some...
  4. Pregnancy

    What birth is really like: The naked truth

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    You’ve made it through nine months of morning sickness, strange cravings, headaches, backaches, incessant potty breaks and other...
  5. Pregnancy

    Top 10 essentials for your hospital bag

    Your hospital bag is going to be your lifeline to normality for the two to three days that you will be staying there. Chances are...
  6. Pregnancy

    How to create a birth plan

    A birth plan can be as simple or as complex as you choose to make it. It should always be understood to be a written version of the...
  7. Pregnancy

    Early signs of labor

    The movies make it look so obvious-- a big gush of water and off to the hospital they go. Unfortunately, the membranes will rupture...
  8. 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...
  9. Pregnancy

    How to manage labor pain naturally

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    Does the thought of your upcoming labor give you heart palpitations? Have you watched one to many birth horror story reality shows...
  10. Pregnancy

    5 Things every new mom needs

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    Let's be honest -- shopping for a new baby can be really fun. So much fun, in fact, that it's easy to get carried away buying bibs,...
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    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....
  12. 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...