Whether you’re planning a natural childbirth or opting for an epidural, it’s so important to know your labor pain relief options before you head to the maternity ward. Pain is, unfortunately, an unavoidable part of giving birth, but there are ways to decrease the intensity. There’s a reason many nurses refer to pain and “the 5th vital sign.” It can wreak havoc on your … [Read more...]
You've been pregnant for what feels like forever and the time has finally come to welcome your new bundle of joy into the world. Make sure you're ready for everything from your trip to the hospital to those first few weeks of adjusting to your new life by checking out our tips, checklists, and information for brand new moms and seasoned veterans alike!
Taking a maternity hospital tour? Find out which questions you should be asking now for the best birthing experience later! You’ve been pregnant for what seems like forever, but now you’re in week 30, and the preparations are getting real. The baby shower invites have gone out, you've finally settled on a theme for the nursery, and you've narrowed down your … [Read more...]
Can you have a natural birth after a c-section? Short answer, most likely, but it depends on a few important factors. By the way, this type of birth is called a VBAC, and here’s everything you need to know about it! Putting aside the fact that the term "VBAC" sounds more like something you'd call an HVAC guy for than a term for vaginal birth after a c-section, … [Read more...]
Planning your baby registry? Make sure you add these postpartum essentials to your list! Whether you’re a first-time mom or a fourth-time mom, you’re guilty of the same thing: forgetting that you have essential items that you’ll need during the postpartum phase. Most moms will put their needs on the back burner because of the concern they have in making sure that their new baby … [Read more...]
Labor has got to be one of those times in a woman's life that is full of every emotion imaginable. From happiness to immense pain to anxiety, labor brings out the best, worst and sometimes the funniest in us. If you've ever been in labor, you probably remember saying and doing some things you normally wouldn't. For some women, childbirth temporarily turned them into comics. … [Read more...]