Wonder what labor and delivery nurses think women can do to better prepare for childbirth? PAC/LAC asked perinatal nurses in Southern California. Here are the top three replies.
Due date Oct. 4th and still no baby. I know its only one day late but it feels like forever. Hoping my appt. this afternoon will give me good news. So ready to see our little girl.
Many pregnant women feel unprepared for one of the hardest and yet most rewarding days of their lives, the day they give birth to a child.
Want to share your exciting news the personal way, but not into glue and glitter? Create your announcement online and send out personalized birth announcement to your friends and family -- even your neighbors!
Technology and our electronics can be great tools to help us through pregnancy. It's likely an over-reaction to eliminate cell phones, laptops and similar products from our daily lives. Instead, check out these easy steps will help reduce low energy radiation exposure, while continuing their use.
Reading about CHD is something every pregnant woman should take a few moments to do. Knowing the signs and symptoms and researching detection methods saves lives.
Many women who want to have a vaginal birth after cesarean in the U.S. and elsewhere have faced some sort of opposition from their care providers when they have expressed their desire to VBAC. Oftentimes, this opposition comes in the form of "VBAC scare tactics."
Dear Fitness Expert,
I have several questions about types of exercises can be safely done on an exercise ball in pregnancy.
Is it safe to put my tummy on the big ball to do exercises during the 1st Trimester?
I understand side crunches can be done on big ball during pregnancy. How about twisting of spine with legs on the ball (knees bent) while lying on a mat?
Shoulder dystocia occurs when a baby's head is delivered through the vagina, but his shoulders get stuck inside the mother's body. This creates risks for both mother and baby. Dystocia means "slow or difficult labor or delivery."