During pregnancy, the most important thing is having support. Anai Rhoads shares ideas for partner support both during and after pregnancy.
Wondering if today is the day? What's the difference between dilation and effacement? Braxton-Hicks or the real thing? If you've lost your mucus plug will labor start right away? Learn more about the changes your body makes as it prepares for and begins labor.
If you feel strongly about delivering at one particular hospital, then you will have to select a doctor who is affiliated with that particular institution. The OB/GYN department can provide you with a list of doctors for you to select from.
A woman who feels good about herself will celebrate the changes that her body experiences during pregnancy, look forward to the challenge of giving birth, and willingly accept the physical and emotional changes of the postpartum period.
What is the purpose behind performing the vaginal exam in pregnancy? If it is patient led, meaning that the patient is the one requesting it, what would be her reasoning? On the other hand, if it is physician or midwife prompted, what are they looking for and why?
We did a little more digging around, and unearthed this birthing center that is covered by our insurance, because it operates under an OB but employs certified nurse midwives. It sounds really, really nice...