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Basil and Oregano Tea to Induce Labor

By JustMommies staff

If you are past your due date, you may have started doing research to find natural ways to induce labor. In your searching, you may have read a little on two herbs, basil and oregano. Some people believe that basil and oregano contain properties that stimulate contractions and bring on labor. Eggplant
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"Labor Inducing" Cookie Recipe

By JustMommies staff

A lot of moms start hunting for ideas to naturally induce labor when they get to the end of pregnancy. You may have heard that taking a ride on a bumpy road, walking, or sex may help to bring on labor, but what other natural things can you try? Some moms swear that ginger can jump start your labor.
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Eggplant Parmesan to Induce Labor

By JustMommies staff

If you are getting close to or past your due date you might be looking for some easy ideas to bring on labor. We won’t promise you that by eating eggplant parmesan you are guaranteed to go into labor, but we can tell you that according to one restaurant in Cobb County, Georgia, eggplant parmesan may
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Dramatic Increase in Home Births

By JustMommies staff

According to a new report from the Associated Press, more women are choosing to give birth at home. The CDC released the results from a new study that found home births have increased by 20 percent between 2004 and 2008 in the U.S. The reasons why women decide to have a home birth vary, but there is
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10 Good Reasons to Try Natural Childbirth

You’re pregnant and trying to decide what you want to do when it comes to childbirth.  You may have
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Natural Childbirth Cheat - Sheet

By JustMommies staff

by Jennifer Vanderlaan www.birthingnaturally.net Not sure you are going to remember how to use all the comfort measures you learned in your Natural Childbirth Class? Here is a handy tool to help you make the most of all your preparations. Keep this cheat-sheet in your birth bag to use when you just don’t
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Hypnobirthing – What Is It, and How Can I Do It?

By JustMommies staff

Mention childbirth to just about anyone – man or woman – and the first association you will probably conjure is “pain.” But according to practitioners of “hypnobirthing,” pain does not have to be part of the process at all. Hypnobirthing is an alternative birthing method based on the philosophy
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Pitocin: A Controversial Childbirth Topic

By JustMommies staff

Pitocin is a man made synthetic drug form of Oxytocin, a hormone made in the body that causes the uterus to contract. Doctors generally use Pitocin to start labor and speed up the labor process. Pitocin is also used to help the body expel the placenta or stop heavy bleeding. Natural Labor Progression:
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7 Myths about Epidurals

By JustMommies staff

According to research done by the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, more and more women are taking advantage of modern technology and choosing to use analgesics and anesthesia for pain relief during childbirth. Only a small percentage of
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Annoying Comments About Natural Childbirth

If you’re a mom that wants to have natural childbirth, you’ve probably heard a few annoying comments.
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