Pre-term Labor

  • Incompetent cervix -- caring for it during pregnancy

    What causes an incompetent cervix? How is it treated? Are there risks to a cerclage? Learn these answers as a mom shares her experiences and research.

  • Lavendar During pregnancy?

    QUESTION

    Dear Midwife,
    I am currently 25 weeks pregnant and I find the only thing that helps me settle down at night is a bath.

    I was just wondering if I was to have a lavender bath, will it put me into pre-term labor or affect my baby in any way?

    Thanks for the help,
    Katt

  • VBAC Scare Tactics: Big Baby, Big Problems

    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."

  • Things NOT to Do on the Way to the Hospital

    I had a scheduled c-section for my second baby on New Year's Eve. At this time of the year out here in Burlington, it's usually fifty-five and rainy.

  • Hardening of Uterus at 15 weeks

    QUESTION

    Dear Midwife,

  • I am so Excited I'm pregnant and ready for my first!!

    I am so excited about having a baby. I once was pregnant before this and had a miscarriage. I was in pain and had to go through the miscarriage naturally.

  • Braxton Hicks

    Braxton Hicks contractions -- you may have heard this funny phrase before you were pregnant, but now you really want to know what it means. How can you tell them from real labor?

  • BUEATIFUL WONDERFUL

    HI,
    WELL I WISH I DID JOIN THIS AS A MOM, BUT THINGS ARE DIFFERENT FOR ME NOW. I REALLY DO GET PREGNANT, EVERYTIME WE TRY BUT I DONT USUALLY STAY SO FOR LONG. I DO HAVE A CONVICTION IN MY HEART THAT I WILL STAY PREGNANT THIS TIME FOR THE DURATION AND HAVE MY BUEATIFUL BABY. MY HUSBAND CANT WAIT TO CARRY HIS CHILD AND I AM BESIDE MYSELF AS WELL. WE TRUST GOD FOR A STAY POWER. I JUST NEED ADVICE FROM MOMS AND MOMS TO BE ON HOW I SHOULD GO ABOUT STAYING PREGNANT. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ANSWER MY QUESTION ON HOW TO STAY PREGNANT AND WHAT I OUGHT TO DO TO KEEP FIT.

  • Changes During Weeks 17 - 20

    Your baby's head, arms, legs, and body are now fully formed. At 20 weeks, he weighs about 1 pound and is about 7½ inches in length. His movement will become increasingly noticeable to you.

  • Preeclampsia: A Closer Look

    Preeclampsia, affecting seven percent of all pregnancies worldwide, occurs when a woman's blood pressure rises. It most frequently strikes first-time mothers and women who are carrying twins, or multiple pregnancies. What can be done to prevent it? How is it detected and treated?