As you get closer to the arrival of your beautiful new baby, you will inevitably hit the point where it is time to pack your hospital bag. A hospital bag is the bag that you will grab on your way to the hospital to ensure that you have everything that you need on hand. Everyone
With the world changing by the minute thanks to COVID-19, it comes as no surprise that things are changing quite a bit for pregnant women. Pregnancy is a time that is filled with new sensations, bizarre cravings, and plenty of changes. You might be worried about the pandemic and what it will mean for your
Many women around the world are pregnant in the middle of a pandemic. As if the idea of a global pandemic is not frightening enough, for pregnant women, it can be an even bigger cause for concern. Coronavirus is changing the way that the world is operating, and with it comes new risks. In this
These are the most effective ways that I have found to induce labor over my past three pregnancies. I have tried getting prenatal massages which have helped, but I don't believe they are as effective as sex and nipple stimulation.￼￼ I would highly suggest having your membrane stripped by a professional doctor or nurse from your OB/GYN. You won't need to do that unless you are going in for a doctor visit to plan an induction date. When we visited our OB/GYN to plan an induction date we had roughly 7 days to try as many things as we could to induce labor. Luckily, I started to have labor contractions two days before my induction date. Once you are on your 40th or 41st week of pregnancy... you're going to want to try to induce labor with the ways...
The good news is that you won’t have to push as much with your second baby delivery as you did with your first baby. With your second baby, early labor may only last 8-12 hours.
Labor contractions are painful. How painful are labor contractions? Labor contractions feel like menstrual cramps but they come in much more intense waves. Many women choose to get an epidural to help reduce pain. Epidurals are a safe procedure that the CDC reports are used by 61% of women who have vaginal births. Whether you