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.
When you first find out you're pregnant, you probably aren't thinking much about your cervix. But this tiny organ is already preparing for your baby. It softens, lengthens, elongates, dilates, thins, and does all sorts of interesting things right up to the moment your baby is born. Learn more about what causes these changes and what it means for your labor and delivery experience!
This application is the most convenient way to keep track of your labor contractions. Simply tap a single button to track the start and end of each of your contractions, and “Full Term” will take care of the rest. The application is designed to keep track of the times, durations and frequency of the entire… Continue Reading
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?
Your water breaks. 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? And what does T.A.C.O. have to do with it?
A scar is the body’s natural response to injury. Even our cervices 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.
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?
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.
Pregnancy can be stressful to a woman’s body and the health of the fetus. Learn how homeopathic medicines will help improve the health of the mother as well as the baby to assuring a more positive pregnancy experience.
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?
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 this is your first baby, or your fifth baby... every pregnancy is different so it may be difficult to tell if you are really in labor. What are some of the common "warning signs"? What's the ideal way to count your contractions? And when should you leave home and head for the hospital?
Your due date is quickly approaching and you just found out your baby is breach. The Webster Technique is one approach used by chiropractors that can help turn your baby around so you can have the vaginal birth you planned. Learn more about the process, the cost and what's involved.
If you plan to have a vaginal birth, you'll need to know your options when it comes to episiotomies versus letting your body tear naturally. Plus, what exactly is perineal massage and how is it used to help ease your baby through the birth canal?