When giving birth, many women may either tear or have an episiotomy. What are the various degrees of a perineum tear or episiotomy? What household items increase your comfort while recovering? And is there anything you can do to make sex more enjoyable?
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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.
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?
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.
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?
Whether you're giving birth naturally, or planning for an epidural, it's all starts with having a birth plan. Making these decisions in advance will help you create the best birth experience possible.
Are you considering a vaginal birth after cesarean, also known as a VBAC? There are several factors that determine whether or not you are a good candidate for this type of birth. Today we'll be discussing the risks and benefits of having a vaginal birth versus a repeat cesarean.