If you were given only one due date during your pregnancy- consider yourself lucky. Often times, moms-to-be don't have a clear idea when to expect their new arrivals. So, what actually determines your due date and is this date really that important?
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With more babies being born by Cesarean section, a new movement is campaigning to create a more natural experience for both mom and baby. It's known as the "Natural Cesarean" or "Family-Centered Cesarean". But, is it right for you?
If you recently learned you are carrying twins, you may be a bit anxious about your pregnancy. Are you still able to have a vaginal birth if you're pregnant with twins? Is it really rare to be pregnant the full 40 weeks? And it bedrest pretty much unavoidable? Today we're debunking some of the common myths associated with twin pregnancy.
Your first baby was born via c-section and with this time you're hoping to have a vaginal birth, or VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean). You may have heard about some of the risks, but what does it all actually mean? Are VBACs more risky than having a repeat c-section? What factors should you consider before making this big decision for both you and your baby?
Yes! A vaginal birth is possible when you're pregnant with twins! So, what makes you a good candidate for giving birth this way? How should you prepare yourself? And is it true that you really have to labor in the operating room?
Sometimes it's an emergency and sometimes it's planned, but still many mothers of twins birth their babies via cesarean. How should you prepare for the surgery? And what can you expect to have happen in the operating room?
Most women have been told not to eat anything while in labor, but why? What are the risks to both you and your baby? How do current guidelines vary for vaginal versus cesarean births? Today we'll discuss why most medical providers restrict what you can eat and drink prior to the birth of your baby, and you'll learn more about a new study indicating a light meal during labor can actually be helpful for low risk pregnancies.
A scar is the body’s natural response to injury. Even our cervixes can grow scar tissue. And that scarring may affect fertility, pregnancy, and labor. Learn how to recognize the signs of having cervical scar tissue so you can take control of your birth experience.
You've just had your twin babies. It may take some time for you to feel "normal" again. How does the recovery process differ for a new mom of twins. What can you expect after having either a vaginal or cesarean birth- or perhaps both?
Well, you had sex to make a baby, but regaining that physical intimacy after birth may be harder than you think. What's going on within in your body to either help or hinder the process?