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Tag Archives: labor and delivery

  • Child Birth and Labor – Pain relief in Labor

    Even before we were old enough to understand where children came from, we have been no strangers to the knowledge that childbirth involves a tremendous amount of pain. For this reason, most women at one time or the other have wondered how they will survive the pain and shudder at the very idea. There is no question that each woman’s pain tolerance threshold is different. Some women are able to breathe through the contractions however Continue Reading

  • Signs of Labor in Pregnancy

    While some women have definite signs of the onset of labor such as the water breaking or loss of your mucous plug, in reality the beginnings of labor are much more subtle and can begin even weeks before the baby is actually born. If you are like most women and are not sure what labor feels like, this list should help you identify whether labor has begun or not. Lightening If your baby’s head has Continue Reading

  • Labor and Childbirth – Getting Ready

    Before you know it, you will be saying, “It’s time!” After almost 9 months of getting both your mind and body ready for the big day, it’s finally right around the corner. While some women experience labor quite suddenly, most of the time there are definite signs that your baby is coming soon. When your baby’s head makes its way deep into the pelvic floor, you can be assured that labor is not very far Continue Reading

  • What are Braxton Hicks Contractions

    With the daunting prospect of childbirth at the end of this journey, a pregnant woman’s body will begin practicing uterine contractions sporadically; these are called Braxton Hicks contractions and can begin as early as six weeks into the pregnancy. Of course, these cannot be felt by the woman until she is well into the pregnancy. Braxton Hicks contractions tend to be felt more often as you get closer to the end of your pregnancy. Initially Continue Reading