Childbirth: Massage for Labor and Delivery

Getting a body massage can feel wonderful. Whether you have a full body rubdown or the masseuse focuses on just a few areas of tension, you can leave feeling great. Massage is relaxing and can remove pain and tension from areas like your shoulders and back. ... read more »

Childbirth: Visualization Methods for Pain Relief

Using visualization methods as a tool for pain management during labor and delivery can be highly beneficial. Because labor is a very intense process, it's important that you get through it with as little stress and anxiety as possible. ... read more »

Labor and Delivery: Natural Delivery

Natural birthing techniques are non-invasive procedures that help women accept pain while in labor. ... read more »

Treatment and Tips to Relieve Sleep Disturbances During Pregnancy

Many women experience sleep disturbances during pregnancy. Fortunately, there are several ways to make nighttime more relaxing and sleep-filled for women throughout every stage of pregnancy. ... read more »

Does the Hospital Offer Breastfeeding Classes?

Most hospitals offer breastfeeding classes and consultations at the time of birth for mothers interested in learning about breastfeeding methods. Classes are typically held before birth, but a lactation consultant may be available to talk with you after birth. ... read more »

Male and Female Involvement in the Birth Process

How involved are men in the birth and child-rearing process? Researchers in Spain recently completed a study published in the Journal of Clinical Nursing in an attempt to answer that question. ... read more »

Getting Dad Prepared for Fatherhood

Mom has 40 weeks to prepare for motherhood. Dad, on the other hand, is often forced to sit back and watch all these beautiful changes take place during the pregnancy. ... read more »

High Heels Shoes and Pregnancy

Sure, every mom wants to look and feel sexy during pregnancy while pregnant, but there are safer ways to do that than wearing high heels heeled shoes in pregnancy. ... read more »

In Labor Gravity Is Your Friend

Lying flat on the back, also known as the lithotomy position, turns out to be one of the hardest positions there is to give birth in (short of standing on your head!) ... read more »

Telling Family, Friends, and Your Boss About Your Pregnancy

A new baby comes with many physical and emotional changes for mom and dad. Often, these emotions are shared with family, friends and co-workers. Sharing the feelings of happiness, angst and even sadness are contingent upon telling people about the pregnancy. ... read more »

Birth is Not a Spectator Sport, But You May Need a Coach

My favorite thing I heard during this experience was when a woman asked how many people were permitted in the delivery room at the time of birth. Her attending midwife replied, “birth is not a spectator sport.” ... read more »

How Do You Know You Are In Labor - Early Labor Symptoms and Signs

As the pregnancy comes to an end, there are early labor symptoms and signs that mom will need to look for in order to recognize the beginning of labor. ... read more »

Epidural and Other Labor Anesthesia

An epidural anesthesia is also known as a 'regional' anesthesia because the pain relief is localized in the lower part of your body. But there are several other types of anesthesia in labor. ... read more »

Is a Midwife Right for You?

It goes without saying that prenatal care is important to the healthy growth and development of a baby. In fact, one of the very first things most women do when they suspect they may be pregnant is make an appointment with their gynecologist. ... read more »

Pregnancy Childbirth Classes Video Information

Pregnancy Childbirth Classes Videos:   a. the anatomy and physiology of pregnancy, labor and delivery   ... read more »

Healthy Exercise and Supplementation

Moving and exercising during pregnancy is a great way to keep away many aches, pains and bouts of swelling. In addition to exercise, mom needs to understand how supplementation changes during pregnanc ... read more »

The Magic of the Peanut Ball

Frequent position changes can still be done in moms who have the epidural, including various positions using a peanut ball. ... read more »

Different Ways of Giving Birth

Have you ever given any thought to how you want to give birth? There are at least five different methods of giving birth and all of them are used quite often. ... read more »

Birthing Outcomes Improve with Group Prenatal Care

Researchers have found that sharing the experience of pregnancy with other pregnant women can be just as satisfying and it can be healthy for their babies. ... read more »

How to Prepare Your Husband for Your Pregnancy

There are so many huge changes that will come with a new baby, and involving your husband divides up the work while giving you both a chance to bond over this shared experience. ... read more »

Is Lamaze Class Worth It?

We’ve all seen the classic couple preparing for pregnancy in famous TV shows and movies. They’re sitting on the floor together in Lamaze class, dramatically breathing in and out together like they’re preparing to go into space instead of the maternity ward. ... read more »

What You Need to Know about a Perineal Tear

Childbirth seems to defy the laws of physics. When you think about your size now and then, picture an eight-pound baby making his way out of you, and it’s hard not to wince in pain. ... read more »

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