There's a lot of unknowns when it comes to being pregnant, and you may not be 100% comfortable asking your doctor all the questions you have buzzing around that pregnancy brain of yours. Will you really "poo" when you push? What's happening with your boobs? And will you ever fit back into your pre-pregnancy clothes again?
Labor and Delivery
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?
It's always a good idea to tour your hospital before you deliver your baby. Who typically gives these tours and what important information can you learn to improve your overall childbirth experience? Plus, learn how touring a hospital can benefit you if you're planning to deliver at home or at a birth center.
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.
Planning on a waterbirth? Well, how do you prepare and what should you expect? Consider this your crash course on exactly what waterbirth is so you can determine if it's the right option for you and your family.
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 have a growing belly, and with that comes pressure on your back. So, what are some ways you can naturally treat this pain during pregnancy?
You’d like to have a midwife as part of your birth plan. But how feasible is that... especially if you’re counting on your insurance to cover some of the cost? How much do these services typically cost and what should you expect when handling payment?
So, you’re thinking a bit outside the box with your birth… and you’re researching midwives and doulas. What exactly is the difference?