Archive for 'Labor & Delivery'

The Benefits Of Colostrum In Breastmilk

Posted on30. Nov, 2011 by .

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It’s no secret that breastfeeding has numerous beneficial health elements attached to it. But perhaps you aren’t aware of a special milk that comes into play early in your breastfeeding. Throughout your pregnancy, your body has been busy creating a human and also getting your breasts ready to nourish your little one. In turn, this […]

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The Stages of Labor

Posted on23. Nov, 2011 by .

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If you’ve never gone through labor before then you may be feeling a tad apprehensive about the entire event. Even if you have had a child (or children) before then you may not even have realized that your labor has stages that it goes through until you finally reach the pinnacle where you deliver your […]

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5 Ways To Bond With Your Newborn Baby

Posted on18. Nov, 2011 by .

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Waiting the nine months (ten, actually) to hold your little one is finally over. You now have your angel in your arms and, if this is your first child, then it can be a little overwhelming that you have now entered into this life-changing event of having a baby. It’s a crucial part of your […]

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What Should Be On Your Birth Plan

Posted on16. Nov, 2011 by .

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Birth plans have gained in popularity in the recent years. It used to be that birth plans were reserved for those wishing to work solely with midwives and doulas. Or for those women who planned on having births at home or in birthing centers. Nowadays, birth plans are popping up everywhere. Women who are having […]

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Choosing A Childbirth Class

Posted on14. Nov, 2011 by .

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Some of us expecting mamas wish to enroll ourselves and our partners in a childbirth education class. Perhaps we’re nervous about what labor will be like, or we’d just like the extra emotional and physical support that childbirth classes often provide. Either way, it’s important to choose a class that will both enhance and broaden […]

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What Is HypnoBirthing And Can It Help With Labor Pains?

Posted on04. Nov, 2011 by .

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HypnoBirthing is one of those topics that some families are familiar with and some simply have no idea what it is, how it’s done, and if it even works. This post will answer all of those questions and more. What exactly is HypnoBirthing? While this question can perhaps be answered in many ways, quite simply […]

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What Is The Difference Between A Midwife And A Doula?

Posted on02. Nov, 2011 by .

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Choosing who will help you through your pregnancy is of monumental importance, but choosing who will help you bring your baby into this world is even greater. While the majority of expecting and trying to conceive women are familiar with what and how an obstetrician will work with you throughout your pregnancy and delivery, not […]

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Your 2nd Trimester: What To Expect At Your Doctor’s Visit

Posted on19. Oct, 2011 by .

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Your second trimester is an exciting and happening time. Not only is there a lot going on in utero but you’ll feel more like yourself too. During the first trimester, you may have felt tired, cranky, or even nauseous – not so much in the second trimester. You’ll get some of your energy back and […]

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6 Things To Pack In Your Hospital Bag

Posted on14. Oct, 2011 by .

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Things can get crazy enough on their own when your due date nears, never mind having to remember a list of things to pack in your hospital bag. It’s best to put your hospital bag or suitcase together a month or so before your due date arrives. This way, not only will you be less […]

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Flexibility, in more ways than one.

Posted on15. Feb, 2010 by .

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Labor can be a scary thought especially for those of us that don’t have a constant calm aura about ourselves. As the special day of meeting your baby approaches, although you want that baby out, you are probably also hoping for a ‘quick and easy’ delivery. Many of us take birthing classes in hopes to […]

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