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What Do Labor Contractions Really Feel Like?

Create: 01/03/2017 - 10:15
What Do Labor Contractions Really Feel Like?
Your due date is approaching. You're on the lookout for labor contractions. But what do they really feel like? It's a little bit different for everybody, so you can't really say what you're going to feel." Still, there are a few clues that what you're feeling is actually labor contractions.
 

What Mothers Can Do to Manage Pain During Labour?

Create: 04/07/2016 - 10:24
What Mothers Can Do to Manage Pain During Labour?
There’s lots of things you can do to prepare for labour in the antenatal period, antenatal classes of course, books and lots of videos as well that you can get, listening to your friends – but try and stay away from some of the horror stories.
 
Your community midwife is best-placed to help you in the antenatal period. You should have built up a rapport with her and you can discuss labour with her at any time. Around 34, 36 weeks is when you should be thinking about writing your birth plan. 
 

Natural Childbirth

Create: 01/28/2016 - 07:41
Natural Birth
When the fetus has matured and birth is imminent, the baby begins to go through a series of movements that help it navigate through the birth canal.
 
During labor, the uterus contracts at regular intervals, causing the opening of the uterus, the cervix, to dilate. These contractions are commonly referred to as labor pains. When the contractions cause the cervix to dilate to 10 cm, the opening is large enough to allow the baby to pass from the uterus into the vagina.
 

How to Deal with Your Labor Fears

Create: 09/12/2015 - 10:39
How to Deal with Your Labor Fears
Labor is probably the most feared of pregnancy’s "unknowns." Here's how to manage it.
 
Step 1: Gather the facts
Read about being pregnant and giving birth. Subscribe to a parenting magazine, or read their articles online.
 
Step 2: Enroll in childbirth classes
Take childbirth classes, which can be found online, through hospitals, or in newspapers.
 
Step 3: Contact your doctor or midwife

Pain Management During Labor

Create: 08/27/2015 - 09:25
Pain Management During Labor

Pain during labor is caused by contractions of the muscles of the uterus and by pressure on the cervix. This pain can be felt as strong cramping in the abdomen, groin, and back, as well as an achy feeling. Some women experience pain in their sides or thighs as well.

Other causes of pain during labor include pressure on the bladder and bowels by the baby's head and the stretching of the birth canal and vagina.

Pain Relief During Labor

Create: 08/21/2015 - 11:13
Pain Relief During Labor
Women respond differently to the pain of labor and delivery. Pain control options during labor and delivery are a personal choice, and a birth plan can typically be individualized according to a woman's wishes, but the circumstances of labor and individual medical conditions can sometimes determine what pain relief options are indicated. 
 

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