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Natural Ways to Induce Labor

By JustMommies staff

As you reach the end of your pregnancy, you may begin looking for natural ways to induce labor. Please keep in mind that you should not use any of these methods until you are past your due date. No method is guaranteed to work. Even drugs like pitocin do not always work at inducing labor. If your baby
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Precipitous Labor

By JustMommies staff

“Express delivery” can sometimes take on a new meaning for some expectant moms. If you’re pregnant, are you wondering if your labor will be speedy? Are you curious about whether a quick labor is unusual? Labor is considered “fast” or “precipitous” when it lasts three hours or less, and
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Signs of Labor

By JustMommies staff

As you approach the last weeks of pregnancy, you may wonder when labor will begin, whether symptoms you may be having could be the start of labor, and when you should call your doctor or head to the hospital. There will be many signals your body will give you to let you know you are preparing for labor.
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Study Gives a Thumbs Up to Eating During Labor

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Would labor be a bit more bearable by savoring your favorite snacks? A recent study is now saying it’s OK to munch away, according to the AFP. The British Medical Journal published a study which found that eating during childbirth did not affect labor length, Caesarean section rates or the need for
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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.
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The Bottom Line: An Alternative Method for Checking Cervical Dilation

By JustMommies staff

The standard method for birth professionals to measure cervical dilation and effacement is the vaginal examination. When a midwife or doctor checks a woman’s cervix, she reaches her gloved hand inside the vagina and measures how many finger widths the opening of the cervix is. A centimeter is approximately
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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
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Top 10 Fears about Childbirth

“You’re expecting me to push what through where?!” Most women have, at one time or another, felt
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What to Expect After Labor: 7 Things Nobody Told You

While plenty of books (and strangers on the street) are ready to tell you all of the (sometimes horrifying)
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What to Expect After Labor: 7 Things Nobody Told You

While plenty of books (and strangers on the street) are ready to tell you all of the (sometimes horrifying)
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