Pregnancy Information

Reducing Your Pain In Childbirth


Pain is the word most associated with labor. Women go to great lengths to deal with the discomforts of childbirth.

When Your Nipples Need Band-Aids - A Breastfeeding Problem


In the olden days, mothers were told to toughen their nipples to avoid pain when the baby started breastfeeding. Rubbing with a wash cloth, pumping and even alcohol was once used to toughen the nipples.

The Ins and Outs of Being a Doula


A doula is a Greek word meaning "woman servant." Doulas are trained professionals helping and guiding a woman and her partner through childbirth.

Doulas Are Laboring Angels


Have you considered hiring a doula for added support during labor? Wouldn't it be easier for a mother to have someone nurturing, guiding, suggesting and comforting throughout the entire childbirth process? Doulas have your best interest at heart because they work for you not the hospital.WHAT ARE DOULAS?? Specially trained women helping women through childbirth.

Homebirth Midwifery


What is Homebirth Midwifery? Homebirth Midwifery is prenatal care that may include homebirth care, newborn exams, prenatal and postpartum care, labwork and more. Homebirth Midwifery also consists of using alternative therapies like Aquanatal, exercise, herbs, hydrotherapy, massage and other modalities.

Blimpy: Pregnancy Weight Gain


The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that women gain somewhere between 25 and 35 pounds during pregnancy. Of course, this poundage depends on the woman's starting weight.

What If Your Teenager Get Pregnant?


What if you received a letter from a 13 years old girl telling that she is pregnant? Her monthly period has stopped. She is so scared and not knows what to do.

Morbidly Obese and Suffering Pregnancy Complications? Consider Gastric Bypass


Obese and morbidly obese women are more likely to have pregnancy complications and caesarean sections than women of average weight, according to a study published in the April 2004 American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The controlled study is one of the largest ever to look at obesity in pregnancy, following more than 16,000 pregnant women at 14 medical centers across the country.

How To Avoid Post Partum Depression


New mothers sometimes experience "postpartum blues." This is understandable.

Infertility and Pregnancy


When a couple is unable to conceive a child, it is the couple's problem, and not the "fault" of one partner or the other. Female issues are the most common reasons cited, but some studies suggest that up to 40% of infertility is caused by one or more reasons originating with the male partner.

What Would I Do Without My Doula?


By the time my husband and I finally got pregnant the first time, I had done a lot of reading about birth options and we had already decided to have a midwife instead of a doctor. We believe that pregnancy is a healthy state of being, and unless something came up, a midwife was the best way to go for us.

Common Sense Approach To Weight Loss After A Pregnancy


Every woman gains weight while she is pregnant. This is the way how it is and always has been.

How Do I Date My Pregnancy?


Accurate dating of pregnancy is one of the most important steps in your prenatal care. Every decision you make and many tests that are run are directly related to or interpreted from where you are in your pregnancy.

Avoiding Episiotomy During Childbirth


I coached as my wife was delivering our third child. She was at the final phase of delivery where the last few pushes would result in the birth of our second daughter.

The Truth About Labor and Childbirth


Labor and childbirth was an amazing, positive experience for me, both times. I am very fortunate, I know.

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