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

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

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Labor and Birth

General Anesthesia

Is General Anesthesia Used During Labor? Being informed about general anesthesia will help prevent mothers from being caught by surprise in the unlikely event that

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Labor and Birth

Perineal Massage During Pregnancy

Perineal Massage During Pregnancy Helps Prevent Tearing During Delivery When it comes to perineal massage, this old saying definitely applies: An ounce of prevention is

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Second Stage of Labor

The second stage of labor is when your baby moves through the birth canal. The second stage of labor begins when the cervix is completely dilated

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Third Stage of Labor

The third stage of labor is when your uterus continues to contract to push out the placenta (afterbirth) after your baby’s birth. The placenta usually

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Labor and Birth

First Stage of Labor

The first stage of labor is the longest and involves three phases: Early Labor:  The onset of labor until the cervix is dilated to 3-6