Today we are going to talk about the process of “pushing.” Pushing is the most dramatized part of the entire labor experience: you would be hard-pressed to find a birth scene in a movie or TV show that did not climax in a screaming woman pushing the baby out. But how hard is pushing, really?
Whether you just learned that you are pregnant, or you are staring down the clock in your last trimester, you have likely spent some time contemplating the uncertainties surrounding your upcoming childbirth experience. Will you need to (or want to be) induced? Will the baby be facing the correct direction? Will there be complications? Will
Did you know that you gain a disposable organ during pregnancy? According to the Lamaze website, “The placenta is made from the same cells that make the baby – sperm and egg. Some cells differentiate into the baby and others go on to form the placenta. The placenta does its job supporting and nourishing the
Did you know that the baby is really in charge when it comes to starting labor? According to the Lamaze website, “…it is still not known exactly how a pregnant person’s body starts labor or when it will happen, but recent research has revealed that there are two proteins in the fetus’ lungs that are
Did you know that your body helps your baby find his/her way to the breast for nursing after birth? What a way to bond with your baby! According to the Lamaze website, “The Montgomery glands in the areola produce a natural lubricant that protects the nipple and areola. That specialized lubricant smells just like amniotic
There is so much shame, stigma, and fear that surrounds both breast and bottle feeding, and this simply should not be. Fed truly is best. We want to provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision about feeding your baby in the way that works best for you, your baby, and
Childbirth is a unique process for every woman. Some women experience pain, while others only experience discomfort. Some women choose epidurals, and other women choose alternative pain management techniques. Some women deliver via C-section, and others deliver vaginally. The unique physical makeup of both you and your baby, your personal choices and preferences, and circumstances