Labor & Delivery

tips for labor without epidural

23 Tips for a Birth without Epidural (Yes, you can do it!)

While the percentage of women that decide to give birth with an epidural is constantly increasing (71% of pregnancy women in the US only!), an opposite trend seems to be getting very strong, with many expectant moms willing to have a “natural birth”. The term “natural birth” can be a bit confusing and can mean …

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20 of the Best Online Birthing Classes (to prepare for and overcome your fears of birth)

A baby is on the way!! Exciting!!! But expecting a baby as a first-time parent can also be quite overwhelming. So many emotions and so many unknowns, often coupled with a great fear of birth. Birthing classes, also called antenatal or prenatal classes, can really help expecting moms and their partners prepare for this new …

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perineal massage

Perineal Massage during Pregnancy: increasing your chances of an Easier Labor

Perineal massage is a very helpful massage f the perineum (pelvic floor tissues between your vagina and rectum) that you can practice during pregnancy. It will increase your chances of having an easier labor and delivery and reduce the possibility of tearing, bruising, or having an episiotomy. This also means that your postpartum recovery will …

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birth affirmations

The Most Powerful Birth Affirmations for a Positive Birth Experience

Birth affirmations are positive statements about the expecting or laboring mom, their baby and their birthing process. Through repetition, they can turn any negative thought that a mom-to-be may have about giving birth into a positive one. This will reduce any stress and anxiety, and boost their self-esteem and self-confidence. They actually play a crucial …

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Hospital Bag Checklist for Mom, Baby and Partner (with FREE Printable)

Due date is approaching fast and, if you are early, you may give birth earlier that expected! So, have you got the hospital bag ready for yourself, your baby (oh, and don’t forget your partner!)?! Be prepared with this printable hospital bag checklist that will ensure you don’t forget any of the essentials! What to …

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