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?
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.
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?
Unfortunately, the perfect birth plan we picture in our minds unravels during labor and delivery leading to serious medical intervention, such as a cesarean. How do you begin to heal from this unexpected turn of events and learn to embrace your birth experience?
Your little one didn't arrive as planned and now you're trying to pick of pieces of the shattered childbirth experience you wish you had. How do you resolve this emotional and sometimes physical conflict?
With cesarean, induction and epidural rates at an all-time high, what effects might birth interventions have on your ability to meet your breastfeeding goals and what are your options if these interventions are absolutely needed?
Having a baby is a big deal. There are so many choices to make. And to make those educated choices, we need information about our options. You may have heard of the term “evidence-based” information, but what exactly does that mean? And how does it differ from other kind of information out there?