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Baby Born in the Caul: Niels’ Homebirth Story

Create: 03/21/2017 - 14:00
Baby Born in the Caul: Niels’ Homebirth Story
The birth caul or veil is a full face mask which may be sometimes found covering the face of a child at birth. Such births are quite rare, and they hold special significance for the child born in such a manner. 
 
The correct name for those who are born with a caul is a Caulbearer. Such people are often referred to as being born behind the veil, as the caul is also referred to as the veil in many cultures, due to it being a face covering or mask.
 

Caul Birth: Birth of Wesley

Create: 03/16/2017 - 14:53
Caul Birth: Birth of Wesley
A caul is a membrane that covers the head and face of a newborn baby. Caul births are an extraordinarily rare event, and babies born in this way are sometimes said to have been “born with a veil,” or “born in a shirt.”
 
While the appearance of a caul may be frightening to a new mother who is unprepared for the sight, the caul is completely harmless, and it is easily removed by the attending physician or midwife. Fewer than one out of every 80,000 babies are born with a caul, which can lend a child’s face a strange, alien appearance.

What Are the Changes of Your Vagina After Childbirth?

Create: 03/01/2017 - 12:49
What Are the Changes of Your Vagina After Childbirth?
It's a taboo subject, but one that should be discussed more often; how your vagina changes after childbirth. It doesn't matter how you deliver your baby, whether it's vaginally or via C-section – your nether regions still change, dont they?
 
In this video Natasha Bailie speaks to postnatal fitness expert Emma Fullwood about pelvic floor exercises, kegel balls and why you shouldn't be scared to discuss your vagina.
 

The Three Stages of Labor

Create: 02/24/2017 - 15:24
The Three Stages of Labor
There are three stages of labor. Each of these stages varies according to the woman and many other factors. The first stage includes early labor, when the cervix thins (effacement) and begins to open (dilate) from zero to three centimeters. 
 
This stage may take hours or days. During active labor, the cervix opens further, and contractions become stronger and more frequent. Transition follows with the cervix becoming fully dilated to ten centimeters, and the second stage of labor begins. 
 

Episiotomy or Tear During Childbirth

Create: 02/20/2017 - 09:44
Episiotomy or Tear During Childbirth
During childbirth, an incision may be made in the perineum - the diamond shaped area that includes the vagina and rectum. This incision, called an episiotomy, used to be routine for vaginal delivery, particularly a first delivery.  
 
The incision was thought to reduce potential damage from a natural tear, while making repair easier, and speeding delivery. An episiotomy is no longer a routine part of childbirth in the United States and is usually done on a case by case basis.

The Ring of Fire During Birth

Create: 02/19/2017 - 09:25
The Ring of Fire During Birth
During vaginal delivery, some women experience burning or stinging in the perineum, the diamond-shaped area incorporating the vagina and rectum. This feeling, referred to as the ring of fire, occurs as the vaginal opening is stretched during crowning, when the baby's head emerges from the vagina. 
 

3 Major Ways to Prevent Vaginal Tearing During Childbirth

Create: 02/19/2017 - 07:20
3 Major Ways to Prevent Vaginal Tearing During Childbirth

Watch this video so you don't have to be afraid of tearing during childbirth. Learn three major ways to prevent tearing while your birthing your baby. Tearing during labor is a common concern for most pregnant woman. There are ways to prevent it as much as you possible can. These are the kids of things you learn during HypnoBirthing childbirth classes and the reason why most moms who practice HypnoBirthing do not tear during the delivery of their babies. 

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