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9 Tips for Easier Labor and Birth

By JustMommies staff

Labor and delivery of a precious new baby is an arduous process. There are many different tips available to help make the potential hours of labor and the birth process more tolerable and comfortable for the mother and baby. While every option may not work for every mother, an effective personal plan
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9 Tips for Reducing Pain During Childbirth

By JustMommies staff

Having a baby is a known blessing, while the painful process of birthing a baby is a known curse. Duration and pain of labor can vary greatly per mother. It can also wildly vary for the same woman through birthing different children. Here are nine tips for reducing pain during childbirth and take some
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"Am I in Labor?" 8 Ways to Tell if Labor Has Started

It is the question on the minds of most women who are pregnant. Carrying a child and giving birth are
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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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Labor and Childbirth Myths

By JustMommies staff

You’ve been waiting nine long months, and your big day is almost here. But what should be a joyful time of giving birth has become clouded by myths about labor and delivery. How do you know what to believe when you have so many people telling you different things? Here are some of the most common myths
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Pain Relief during Labor

By JustMommies staff

Child birth is a completely natural process, and so is the pain that typically accompanies labor. Pain relief options during labor range from natural methods, which can ease but not eliminate the pain, to an epidural or spinal pain medicine that eliminates a majority of the pain. Note the word "majority;"
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Placenta Encapsulation: Instructions, Benefits, and Reasons to Give it a Try

By JustMommies staff

You may have heard of placentophagia (or eating the placenta) thanks to celebrities like Tom Cruise, who in 2006 reportedly planned to consume his partner Katie Holmes' placenta, and more recently, January Jones, who told People that she took vitamins and placenta capsules after giving birth to give
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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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The Lamaze Method of Childbirth

By JustMommies staff

The Lamaze method of childbirth is probably one of the best-knownchildbirth preparationtechniques, and yet the stereotypes are probably more familiar than the philosophy itself. As soon as you hear “Lamaze” you’ll probably picture a scene that you’ve seen repeatedly in movies and TV: a pregnant
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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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