Category Archives: Childbirth

Pregnancy Week by Week – Last Stages: Preparing for Birth

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One of the important decisions the expectant parents will have to make is whether to have the baby at home or in hospital. This decision will be influenced by: • the facilities available in the area in which the expectant mother lives. • the expectant mother's medical record and the danger of any complications at birth. • the advice given by her ...

Pain Relief in Labor – Epidural vs Natural Childbirth

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However delighted a mother is, childbirth is always tiring and to some extent uncomfortable. Many women require some form of pain relief in labor.  Epidural vs Natural Childbirth is a hot subject and now with more and more women discovering the Lamaze and Bradley natural childbirth techniques, the argument is far from settled.  It is ...

Onset of Labor Symptoms

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Onset of labor symptoms are not always cut and dry.  During pregnancy the uterine muscle contracts intermittently and the uterus as a whole becomes hard, usually without causing any discomfort. Indeed, the mother-to-be may not be aware that this is occurring. In late pregnancy these contractions become more frequent and powerful and the mother-to-be may ...