Thinking about giving birth in the water? Are waterbirths easier? Could it be harmful to the baby in any way? Get the real facts about waterbirths to decide if it's the right labor method for you.
Here’s the guide to all your Preggie Pals episodes, your online resource for information on pregnancy! You can listen to all of our episodes through this website, our RSS feed as well as your favorite podcast apps!
You "ordered" one gender, but got the other. You're upset, and you're also feeling guilty about being upset. We get it! In this episode... four honest and open moms share their struggles with gender disappointment.
Pregnant women usually experience symptoms such a extreme fatigue, body aches, and nausea. You may also be on your feet all day at work or at home running around as you care for your other children. Bottom line: the world isn't going to stop simply because you're pregnant. What can you do to pamper yourself a bit so you can enjoy the experience more? We've got some great ideas to help relieve stress and improve your physical and emotional well being.
We're continuing our series which explores your options when choosing your health care providers. This episode focuses on birth and postpartum doulas? How can they help you have the birth you've always wanted? And how can they make those first few weeks after birth more enjoyable as well?
Whether you choose to birth in a hospital, birth center or home, there are small things you can do to help make your birth experience as calm and comfortable as possible. How can we tame our five senses so we can relax more easily? Can aromatherapy and essential oils help your labor progress faster? Does special lighting help with pain management? And can your favorite music playlist re-energize you for those last few pushes when baby is crowning?
You've probably heard horror stories about stretch marks, right? But what exactly are stretch marks and what causes them? Do lotions, creams and other procedures really work? And is there any way to prevent them?
Are you considering a vaginal birth after cesarean, also known as a VBAC? There are several factors that determine whether or not you are a good candidate for this type of birth. Today we'll be discussing the risks and benefits of having a vaginal birth versus a repeat cesarean.
Your body experiences many changes throughout pregnancy. The uterus becomes 1000 times its normal size. Learn more about the uterus and how it protects your baby and helps it grow throughout pregnancy.
There are three main stages of labor during childbirth. What typically happens during each stage and how can you be better prepared?
When pregnant, having an "uneventful" or "boring" pregnancy is actually exactly what your medical care provider wants. A pregnancy with few complications will keep you "low risk". So, what exactly does having a low risk pregnancy look like? And what can you do to keep it that way?