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Natural Childbirth Sabotage: Is Your Doctor as NCB-Friendly as You Think?

If you’ve decided to try for a natural childbirth (NCB), you may find that finding support for your
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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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Natural Ways to Strengthen Labor Contractions

By Laura Leavitt

pregnant mom walking in the park There are a variety of folk remedies and other methods to stimulate labor.
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Pain Relief during Labor

By Laura Leavitt

pregnant mom in labor There are many options for easing your labor journey.
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Pineapples to Induce Labor

By JustMommies staff

Most tropical fruits such as pineapples, mango, papaya, and kiwi contain proteolytic enzymes, enzymes which break down protein and are thought to have certain medicinal properties. Pineapples have been used as an anti-inflammatory, digestive aid, diuretic, and also to induce labor. Bromelain, a type
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Pitocin: A Controversial Childbirth Topic

By Laura Leavitt

pregnant woman giving birth in the hospital It's wise to know what it means when you are offered Pitocin.
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Planning a Home Birth

By Laura Leavitt

dad setting up pool for home water birth Home birth requires a different kind of preparation from a hospital birth.
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Planning a Successful VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean)

By JustMommies staff

Many women who have had a previous cesarean birth question whether or not they should have a repeat c-section or try for a vaginal birth. Most women who have had cesareans can have vaginal births with their following pregnancies. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists "Of
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Planning a VBAC After 2 or More C-Sections

By Laura Leavitt

mom with a csection scar holding baby VBAC carries risks that you can understand and plan around.
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Planning a VBAC After 2 or More C-Sections

By Laura Leavitt

mom with a csection scar holding baby VBAC carries risks that you can understand and plan around.
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