birth

Birthing Alone: Single Moms Can Have a Great Birth Too!

If you are preparing to become a mother, you are about to learn how incredibly strong you really are. You will endure all of the physical demands of labor, delivery, and recovery; and you will have a love for your child that is more powerful than you could ever imagine. Of course most women would prefer to go through the birthing process with a partner at her side. » Read more

Dealing With Back Labor

By Nancy Da Silva

Pain is an expected part of labor for the majority of women, though thankfully these days due to the miracle of epidurals, we need not suffer as intensely as our ancestors. » Read more

How many c-sections can you have?

There is no medically established firm answer to the question, How many c-sections can you have? However, most health care providers in the United States agree that for healthy women who have had no complications during prior cesarean deliveries, the procedure can be performed 3-4 times without worry. » Read more

The Pros and Cons to Home Birth

By Maria T. Pepin

As you prepare for birth, one of the choices you will need to make is where to deliver your baby. Women can choose between a hospital, birthing center or the comfort of their own home. It’s a good idea to research each option in advance and make an informed decision. Interestingly, around 16,000 women each year choose to have their baby at home. » Read more

Premature Labor Risk Factors: Are You at Risk for Premature Labor?

Delivering a premature infant is a very traumatic experience. When we find out we’re pregnant, we plan our lives around the estimated 40 week “incubation” period. There is almost no way possible to prepare yourself mentally and physically for a premature birth. » Read more

Breech Baby - What Can You do if Your Baby is Breech

According to the American Pregnancy Association, every 1 out of 25 full-term births end up being a breech birth. As a woman’s due date approaches, many babies become settled head down in a woman’s pelvis. When a baby is in any position besides head down, this is called a breech presentation. » Read more

Multiple Pregnancy: Special Care

  Special care is needed for a pregnant mother carrying more than one baby. If you've recently found out that you are pregnant with mulitples you may be having fears and concerns about how to best take care of yourself and your growing babies. Hopefully, we can help prepare you for some of what is in store for you during your pregnancy. » Read more

Ultrasound Wars - Finding Out the Gender of Your Baby

Some couples get very excited about finding out the sex of their baby. Others do not want to find out. Both scenarios have their perks. Finding out your baby’s gender in advance gives you the opportunity to plan a baby nursery and pick out gender specific baby clothes. » Read more

Which Birthing Positions Are Best During Labor?

If you’re pregnant, you’ve probably already started hearing about which is the “best” method of delivery and the “ideal” position for labor. » Read more

The Benefits of Waterbirthing

By Heather Hill

Considerng a waterbirth? Think about it this way.....Wouldn't a peacful and serene birth, with a relaxed and focused mother be a wonderful way to bring a baby into this world? Having a waterbirth is an option for Mom's who want to give birth naturally. Childbirth is such a powerful experience for a woman. » Read more