No matter the choices you make for your labor, some things will almost certainly increase the odds of having a positive experience. Here are 10 ideas for having a better birth.
There are so many reason you will want a doula at your birth…here are 15!
There is a word I hear at almost every labor. Here’s what it is and why women should stop using it.
You are invited to Dallas Birth Network’s June Meeting in Plano.
Having attended hundreds of VBACs, I ‘m often asked what a woman can do to achieve this goal- and I have found that there is ONE thing that exponentially increases the odds of having a successful VBAC. The answer might surprise you.
Cut It Out by Theresa Morris brings new insight to what she calls the Cesarean epidemic in American. This a must read for expecting women and anyone who works with them including OBs, nurses, doulas, childbirth educators and midwives. Read why, you will be surprised.
It is a common myth that labor starts with a gush as the bag of water breaks…that’s what TV shows right? But it is not true! Here’s what happens when your bag of water breaks first. It’s called PROM…and it is not about the dress.
Sweeping, stretching and stripping all sound a bit scary, after all one’s lower uterus is not used to getting much action. Sweeping of the membranes, also called stripping or stretching, is a procedure performed during a vaginal exam. A finger is placed into the cervix, then in technical terms, “the inferior pole of the membranes is detached from the lower uterine segment …
Great Expectations Doula, Mara Pokluda, gives hip squeezes in Frisco, TX.
No matter if you are planning a natural birth or desiring an epidural, you can rock your birth with the help of these balls. Check out these 3 easy ways to make your labor more comfortable and more efficient.
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