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Signs of real labor- it’s baby time!
Pregnant women have likely heard plenty of labor and birth stories, and many of them probably contradict each other. Some women have their water break noticeably, some don’t notice their water break at all. Some feel extreme pain in their back, while others feel more period-like cramps. So how do you know which of these…
What To Do the Week Before Baby Arrives
The week before your due date (or induction date, etc.) has arrived, and you’re feeling ready to have your baby. However, there are a few last minute tasks that you can check off your list. Here are eight ideas about what to do the week before baby arrives, ranging from baby preparedness to self care. 1. SLEEP….
5 Signs That You’re Going into Labor
If you’re getting close to the big day, you may be trying to rely on those powerful maternal instincts to give you some clues that labor is coming. During pregnancy, especially your first pregnancy, it can be hard to distinguish a true sign of labor, and something else your body is doing as a result…
6 Labor and Delivery Tips for Dads
While you may think mom does all of the work during delivery, dad plays a vital role in ensuring a smooth, stress-free delivery and can make all of the difference in how it goes. Here are 6 labor and delivery tips for dads to help make the big day run smoothly. 1. Educate yourself about…
9 Ways to Prepare for Labor – Mentally and Physically
If you’re giving birth for the first time, it can be hard to know how to prepare for the big day. Even if you’ve had other children, you may wish to do things differently than your previous experiences, so here are 9 helpful ways you can mentally and physically prepare for labor so you are…
What to Do When You Go Past Your Due Date
Are you past your due-date? If so, you’re probably thinking- now what?! Well, first, put your worries aside. Did you know that more than 50% of newborns go past their due dates too? You’ll get there. Luckily, most women’s bodies know how to go into labor naturally. However, any one of these factors can prolong…
Will your water break during labor?
If you are like me, the end of your pregnancy is full of suspense as you anxiously watch for any sign that your body is going into labor. The most common signs you’ve probably heard of are losing your mucous plug, also known as the “bloody show,” and your water breaking. I remember asking my doctor about…
Angie’s Pregnancy Guide: THE BIRTH STORY!
If you’ve been following my pregnancy updates and noticed I haven’t posted one in a while, you can probably guess that HE FINALLY CAME! Our sweet son joined us in the world two days before his due date (what a good boy!). So, here’s what we’ve all been waiting for (me, especially)… the birth story!…
Birth Plan A – Laugh Through the Pain
I previously wrote a post about questions I had about labor and delivery, and that I wasn’t sure what I wanted to include in my birth plan (or if I even wanted a birth plan). Well, I still don’t know what I want, but I’ve got some great ideas I’m going to explore, and when…
How To Ease the Discomfort That Occurs After Child Birth
In addition to taking care of that new, sweet baby of yours, you need to make sure to take care of yourself and cope with the recovery and discomfort that comes after child birth. Here are some tips to help make those aches and pains that come with postpartum recovery a little bit more bearable….