Birth is a Guessing Game

Birth is a Guessing Game

Birth is a guessing game. When will I go into labor? How long will labor last? Will be baby be born vaginally? Can I do it with minimal interventions? Will I tear? What if I have to make a decision about a cesarean? Will I have childcare for my other children? What if someone shows up that I didn’t invite?  What will recovery be like? Can I breastfeed successfully?

What to Do if Your Bag of Waters Breaks

What to Do if Your Bag of Waters Breaks

What Is My Bag of Waters?   The bag of waters—or amniotic sac—is a bag or “membrane filled with fluid that surrounds your baby in your uterus during pregnancy.”  The bag of waters is very important to your baby’s health.  The fluid protects your baby and gives your baby room to move around.  The bag itself protects your baby from infections that may get into your vagina.

Braxton Hicks verses Uterine Contractions

Braxton Hicks verses Uterine Contractions

Contracting isn’t laboring.

You can experience cramps and practice contractions and not be in labor. Contracting is something you do your entire pregnancy as your uterus leans how to coordinate itself. Just like a race, you cannot go out and run a marathon untrained, the uterus also needs ‘practice runs’ to train for the main event, birth.

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