Archive for the ‘Labor and Birth’ Category

Mucus Plug

Your mucus plug is a protective collection of mucus in the cervical canal. During pregnancy, the cervix secretes a thick, jelly-like fluid to keep the area moist and protected. This... more...
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What is a Doula?

The doula  is a professional trained in childbirth who provides emotional, physical, and educational support to a mother who is expecting, is experiencing labor, or has recently given birth. Their... more...
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Prodromal Labor

Prodromal labor is often called "false labor," and is somewhere in between Braxton Hicks contractions and active labor contractions. Prodromal labor is a part of labor, occurring before active labor... more...
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First Stage of Labor

The first stage of labor is the longest and involves three phases: Early Labor Phase -The time of the onset of labor until the cervix is dilated to 3 cm. Active... more...
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