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Labor and Birth

Spinal Block

Facts About the Spinal Block Procedure A spinal block is a spinal anesthesia often called a “spinal.” In this procedure, a narcotic or anesthetics such

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Assisted Delivery

What is an assisted delivery? Near the end of the pushing stage, it might become apparent that mother and baby need a little extra help

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Can You Get a Tattoo While Pregnant?

Maybe you’ve thought of remembering this special time in your life by getting a tattoo, or maybe you have concerns about existing tattoos during pregnancy.

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Labor and Birth

How to Avoid a Cesarean Birth

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) have released new recommendations to help new moms avoid cesarean

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Nitrous Oxide During Labor

  As your due date approaches, you will want to become familiar with the natural and medical intervention options for pain relief. Nitrous oxide during

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Labor and Birth

Labor and Birth Terms to Know

As you prepare for your pregnancy its important to be informed. Find out more about the key labor and birth terms you need to know.

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Cesarean Procedure

Cesarean birth happens through an incision in the abdominal wall and uterus rather than through the vagina. There has been a gradual increase in cesarean