Comfort Tips for a Hospital Labor and Delivery

No matter how a hospital room is decorated, it is still a hospital room and not your home.  It smells different, sounds different, looks different, you name it not your home. What can you do to make is more comfortable for your labor and delivery? Labor at home as long as possible and arrive when…

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Preparing for a medically necessary labor induction

Labor induction is increasingly on the rise, however, even ACOG has a limited statement on what is a defines medically necessitated labor induction.  This is generally defined as gestation or chronic hypertension, preeclampsia, eclampsia, diabetes, premature rupture of membranes, severe fetal growth restriction, and postterm pregnancy (postterm dates are defined generally after 42 weeks gestation…

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Choosing your birth location – A tip sheet

Choosing the place of birth for your baby – It is incredibly important that you understand where you fit best prior to choosing where to birth your baby. Take hospital and/or birth center tour, call and talk to L&D floor, get facts on home birth by talking to home birth midwives, other moms who have…

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Is pain in childbirth something to fear?

The most often fear I hear about is pain in childbirth.  It comes across as if the pain is some external force that is larger and badder than any other entity imaginable. I believe the dramatic cable channel birth shows, network tv shows, a very high epidural rate, and the rampant sharing of scary birth…

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