Category: Labor and Birth

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Labor and Birth

What is an Epidural?

Epidural anesthesia is the most popular method of pain relief during labor. Women request an epidural by name more than any other method of pain relief. More

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Labor and Birth

Natural Childbirth Techniques

There are a number of different natural childbirth techniques that can be used when trying to have your baby without the use of any medical

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Labor and Birth

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

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Labor and Birth

Cephalopelvic Disproportion (CPD)

Cephalopelvic disproportion (CPD) is a condition where the baby’s head or body is too large to fit through the mother’s pelvis. This can happen when

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Kegel Exercises

Kegel Exercises: Benefits and How to Do Them Kegel exercises, also called pelvic floor exercises, help strengthen the muscles, tissues and ligaments stretching from the

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Labor and Birth

Creating Your Birth Plan

The “perfect” birth plan is: a happy, healthy mom and a happy healthy baby.  But when thinking through how you want your child’s birth to

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Labor and Birth

Hospital Bag Packing List

As you prepare for labor and delivery don’t forget to think about what to bring to the hospital for your baby. Here is a hospital

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Labor and Birth

Preparing for Labor Checklist

Are you prepared for labor? You’ve spent months preparing to welcome the new love of your life – you baby. Here’s a checklist to help