There are natural concerns about really saying what's on your mind, what's in your heart. Sometimes, it's appropriate to be careful, like with someone who's vulnerable, or to stay out of a rage, or if there is any whiff of possible partner abuse.
Finally, your child can play with toilet paper without wreaking havoc on the plumbing!
You may have pictured a chunky, smiling, alert baby similar to what you see in the movies, but most newborn pictures we see in magazines and movies are of babies several weeks old. Your baby may not match that image yet.
Giving birth is one of the most unforgettable and intimate experiences you will ever experience. That is why choosing where you'll give birth is such an important decision. Birth centers offer a personalized and comfortable place for childbirth where pregnancy and birth are normal situations, not an illness.
The pregnancy with Elizabeth was worse, because the Crohns was untreated; the pregnancy with Daniel was still pretty bad. I could barely eat, and I struggled badly with anemia. I was exhausted.
Crowning: I had two main concerns. Would the baby even fit through there and if so, how much damage would there be to the tissues?
The Alexander Technique is a simple and practical method for improving ease and freedom of movement, balance, flexibility, and coordination. The principles of the Technique can be applied to anyone and can greatly enhance your comfort during pregnancy, delivery, and recovery.
Want to know what positions you can birth in? Standing, sitting, side-lying, kneeling... What are the advantages and disadvantages of birthing different positions? Read on and find out!
A growing body of research reveals profound connections between a woman's birth experience and her ability to get breastfeeding off to a good start. But if you think of putting your baby to your breast as the fourth stage of labor it can help you visualize this connection.
You have a million questions about labor. How long will labor last? How bad is the pain going to be? Can I really do this? There is no way to know the answers to these questions in advance, but you can learn about certain procedures now, that will help you feel ready for what lies ahead.