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7 Things Dad Can Do To Help During Labour

Dad supporting mom giving birth

Most dads have no idea what giving birth is like, except for what they have seen on the internet, movies, or television shows. In some cases, labour happens quickly, however, in most instances it does not, particularly if your partner is having her first baby. So, what are the things …

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5 Indications: Identifying The Onset Of Labour

First-time Moms may find the idea of not knowing what to expect quite daunting. some women may experience definite signs of labor while others may not. •When the baby drops, you’ll feel pressure on your bladder and increased pressure on your pelvis and you’ll feel like you want to urinate …

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How to Use Acupressure Points to Induce Labor

9 Months pregnant

Pregnancy is the most special phase of life for both parents. It is full of anticipation and lots of blossoming dreams. However, things can get stressful every now and then especially when mother-to-be have passed their estimated due date and there is still no sign of labor. For doctors, premature …

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The 3 Stages of Labour

baby just born

Going into labour and giving birth is something many moms dread, part of it can be not knowing much about laboour. It is always best to go into labour knowing exactly what to expect and when, here are the basics of what to expect during the 3 Stages of Labour. …

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9 Natural Ways to Bring on Labour

Natural Ways to Bring on Labour

If you are tired of being pregnant check out these natural ways to bring on labour! 1 Sex Semen contains prostaglandins which can soften the cervix. Sex also produces the hormone Oxytocin which is the labour hormone! 2 Nipple Stimulation When your nipples are stimulated, your body produces Oxytocin – …

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3 Early Signs of Labour

Early Signs of Labour

If you think you’re in labour but not sure, check these early signs of labour: Water breaking A brown or pink mucus discharge known as bloody show which is the mucus plug that blocks the cervix Painful contractions that are regular and intervals are becoming increasingly shorter while contractions become …

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11 Ways to Cope with Pain During Labour

Coping with Labour

If you are worried about how to cope with pain during labour check out these tips. Knowing what to expect during the various stages of labour can help reduce anxiety about labour and birth. Antenatal classes are strongly recommended. Being in good physical condition is important. Exercise gently and regularly …

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Naomi’s Birth Story – Natural 4th Vbac

Vbac Vaginal birth after csection

Worried about a natural vbac (Vaginal Birth After C-section) and not sure if it is possible? Here is Naomis’ 4th vbac birth story! Thomas was my 5th pregnancy. Besides the horrible morning sickness which I get every time, this was my easiest pregnancy. No swelling, far less weight gain than …

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Lezaan – My Birth Stories

My birth stories

When I met my husband 11 years ago we both agreed that having kids was a big thing and a decision that we should both be happy with. So after 7 years of marriage we finally both agreed that the time was right. It took us about six months to …

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Birth Story – Sandra

Birth Story Sandra

My birth plan was fairly simple. There was a midwife led birth unit attached to our local hospital. Once my contractions started, I intended to turn up. If I was lucky, one of the rooms with a bath would be available and I’d have a water birth. I considered having …

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My Birth Plan Was A Home Water Birth…. Lynne

Birth Story

When I was a few months pregnant I read about “birth plans” and started investigating what options were available. I read up on going natural and having elective c-sections. After a lot of thought I decided that I wanted a home water birth with a midwife and a doula. The …

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