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.
Preparing for Baby
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.
A baby will sleep just about anywhere, so baby crib options are mostly based on style, personal taste and functionality. Here are some descriptions of options to accommodate a sleeping baby.
A baby crib is one of the most expensive things you will buy for your new baby. While you can always go to your local store to shop you may find it much easier to sit at home and shop at your own computer.
A baby crib is most likely at the top of your list of things you will need for your new baby. With all of the different styles and features, it can be a daunting task to pick the safest and best crib for your new family member.
The term "Natural Childbirth" is most widely used to describe a birth in which the mother labors without the use of pain medications or unnecessary interventions. The female body is designed to labor and give birth, and centuries of history attest to the fact that a natural birth usually results in a healthy mother and a healthy baby.
Lamaze emphasizes pain management through relaxation and breathing exercises. The belief is that a woman in labor is able to condition her responses to contractions through breathing and imagery to reduce her pain. Also, the class stresses education, preparation, and your role as an informed patient. Learn more...
Dr. Alan Greene discusses how to determine who the "best doctor in town" for you. One tip: Ask nurses in that field whom they would recommend. Nurses see both the professional and personal sides of doctors.
Explaining the process to children is easier than you think. Whoever came up with this statement never taught preschool while pregnant!