What are your pain relief options in childbirth? Childbirth does come with a certain amount of pain. How much it hurts will depend on your own pain tolerance, the position and size of your baby, etc. No one can tell you in advance what the experience will feel like for you. It’s best to decide in advance what your preferred methods are for pain management, but be open to these plans changing depending on the circumstances.
There are a lot of questions that come up during pregnancy and decisions to make. Whether you need a rhogam shot during pregnancy is at least pretty straightforward. It’s a black or white, yes or no decision based on your blood type. In this post I’m going to go over the basics of who needs a rhogam shot and what the shot does for you and your babies. Be sure to discuss it with your care provider if you have any concerns.
You’ve made it to the third trimester! You’re in the home stretch and soon you’ll be bringing your baby home. Unfortunately, there are still a few hurdles to get over. The third trimester can bring new symptoms and intensify symptoms you already developed in the first and second trimesters. It can be a rough few months but will totally worth it when your baby arrives. Here are 7 common third trimester symptoms you should prepare for.
Is it time for childbirth classes? Unlike in the past, there are now many options to choose from when it’s time for pregnancy and birthing classes. They range from more traditional straightforward classes to ones that really get into meditation and more new age practices and generally support natural childbirth. It’s up to you and your partner to decide which class structure is best going to prepare you to give birth. In this post, we’re talking about 5 different birthing methods you can choose from and their corresponding childbirth classes.
Pregnancy is definitely a journey not a sprint. An important part of this journey is preparing for labor and delivery. There are lots of things you can do along the way to help mentally and physically prepare for that finish line, giving birth to your baby! By preparing both your body and mind for labor you may have a faster delivery and better overall birth experience.
None of the information in this post or on this website should be used in place of medical advice.
Support is key during labor and giving birth. Having a good support team can have a major impact as to whether your birth experience is a positive one or not. A doula can be a big part of this team! I personally loved working with my doula and will be hiring her again for my second baby. In this post, I answer the questions what is a doula? What does a doula do? The costs of having a doula.