Childbirth is a wondrous thing, and many dads-to-be want to be right there in the delivery room to experience it. Not only do you get to support your wife but you also get to be there for your son or daughter's first breath. However, no matter how thrilled they are, men can never completely understand all that goes into bringing a life into the world. For that reason, they can sometimes make comments that their wives are less than thrilled to hear.
Labor and Delivery
After hours or even weeks of non-productive pre-labor contractions, your body may begin to have rhythmic contractions that seem "different" to you. Are they the real thing? Read on for confirming sypmtoms and things to do while you're waiting.
Around 33 weeks I was told I had a slightly increased level of Amniotic fluid - it was at 27 when the cut off is 25 for normal. The specialist I am seeing was not overly concerned and told me it was likely to be ideopathic.
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You've said your final good-byes at work. You've finished the nursery. You've celebrated the upcoming birth, baby shower or blessing ceremony. Now you're ready to focus on the big day. What can you expect when labor starts for real?
Most parents don't realize they can be in charge of their baby's birth experience. Unless there are specific restrictions, you can choose how labor and delivery will flow as well as your baby's care after birth. You have the right to be included in decisions being made and the right to say "no."
How can you tell if you're having false labor versus the real thing? Use these tips and questions to help you figure it out!
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