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.
Labor and Delivery
We're continuing our series to help you choose the best health care providers for your birth. In this episode, we'll explore the role of a midwife. What are a midwife's primary responsibilities and how can you find the right one for you?
What do you do now? It's not always as dramatic as the movies make it out to be, but you should still be prepared. What can your amniotic fluid tell you about your baby? Why are babies usually delivered shortly after a mother's water breaks?
We're continuing our series to help you choose the best health care providers for your birth. In this episode, we'll explore the role of a postpartum doula. How can they help you after your baby is born and how can you find the right one for you?
You birthed your baby, and then your birthed your placenta. So, now what do you do with it? You could take it home with you... and perhaps eat it. What?!?
Congrats! You're pregnant with twins! So, how does pregnancy with multiples differ from being pregnant with a singleton? What type of additional testing and prenatal care should you expect?
If your partner wants to play an active role in your labor and delivery- then The Bradley Method may be a perfect choice for you! Learn more about this popular technique and how it can help ease your childbirth experience.
Baby-friendly hospitals and birthing centers encourage breastfeeding and bonding between mother and baby. What does it take to earn this important distinction and how can you find a baby-friendly hospital or birthing center in your area?
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?
You've heard about women accidentally leaking urine after having a baby, but for some, the issue can be much more severe. We're shedding light on an issue that's commonly overlooked in the medical community, yet it has greatly impacted the lives of new mothers everywhere.
You've heard of contractions during labor and delivery, but what about back labor? What exactly is back labor, what does it feel like and what causes it to happen? Plus, we've got tips on how to prevent it and methods to naturally manage it.
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?
Our all-dad panel discuss what pregnancy is like from the partner's point-of-view. Also, what can you do to better bond with the baby and be supportive during labor and delivery?
The physical scars fade, but the emotional trauma can produce feelings of helplessness, shame and defeat. How can a mother process these emotions and even embrace them as moments of courage and strength, rather than weakness?