What Is a Birth Plan? Plus, How to Create Your Own What Is a Birth Plan? Plus, How to Create Your Own
Share on PinterestA birth plan is kind of an oxymoron: While there are some things in life you can plan for, the birth of a baby isn’t exactly one of them. Babies are infamous for disregarding their due dates, right along with all of your hopes for a specific kind of delivery or birth experience (ugh, they’re so rude).At the end of the day, the birth you have is more dependent upon you
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What Are The Causes of a Perineum Lump? What Are The Causes of a Perineum Lump?
The perineum is a small patch of skin, nerves, and blood vessels between your genitals and your anus. It’s sensitive to the touch, but it’s not much to write home about otherwise.The perineum typically doesn’t seem that important because it’s small, typically unseen, and doesn’t really seem to serve much purpose. But at some point, you may notice a lump on or near you
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How to Do a Perineal Massage During Pregnancy How to Do a Perineal Massage During Pregnancy
Share on PinterestIf you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works.Nearing your due date? You’re probably beyond excited to meet your baby and count their precious little fingers and toes!But before the snuggles, there’s the tiny matter of labor and delivery. You might wonder what you can do to get ready for the big day, aside from packin
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Trying to Prep for Labor? These Are the Tips You’ll Actually Use Trying to Prep for Labor? These Are the Tips You’ll Actually Use
Birth prep can feel empowering, right up until it feels like too much.Share on PinterestUterus-toning tea? Daily exercises to get your baby into the optimal position? Picking out exactly what music and scented lotions you want to bring along to create just the right vibe in your birth room?There are countless things you can do to try and set the stage for a fast, easy, and positive labor experienc
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Epidural Pros and Cons: Should I Get One During Labor? Epidural Pros and Cons: Should I Get One During Labor?
It’s no secret that delivering a baby can be painful, yet the decision about whether or not to use an epidural is a personal one for you and your family. An epidural is used to block nerve signals (like the ones responsible for feelings of pain) from the lower part of your spine. It’s administered through a catheter that is run through a large needle inserted into the epidural space that surro
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Labor and Delivery: Signs, Stages, and More Labor and Delivery: Signs, Stages, and More
OverviewWhile it takes nine months to grow a full-term baby, labor and delivery occurs in a matter of days or even hours. However, it’s the process of labor and delivery that tends to occupy the minds of expectant parents the most. Read on if you have questions and concerns around the signs and length of labor, and how to manage pain. Signs of laborLabor has started or is coming soon if you exp
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8 Childbirth Questions You’re Dying to Ask, Answered by Moms 8 Childbirth Questions You’re Dying to Ask, Answered by Moms
For those of us who’ve never experienced it, labor is one of life’s great mysteries. On one hand, there are tales of the magic and even orgasmic joy women experience giving birth. On the other hand are the horror stories of the moments when it’s exhausting, excruciating, and outright disgusting. Everyone who hasn’t been through labor wants to know what it’s like, but most people are too
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Rectovaginal Fistula: Symptoms, Treatment, Causes, and More Rectovaginal Fistula: Symptoms, Treatment, Causes, and More
OverviewA fistula is an abnormal connection between two organs. In the case of a rectovaginal fistula, the connection is between a woman’s rectum and vagina. The opening allows stool and gas to leak from the bowel into the vagina.An injury during childbirth or surgery can cause this condition.A rectovaginal fistula can be uncomfortable, but it’s treatable with surgery. What are the symptoms?R
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Lithotomy Position: Pictures, Birth, Surgery, and Complications Lithotomy Position: Pictures, Birth, Surgery, and Complications
What is the lithotomy position?The lithotomy position is often used during childbirth and surgery in the pelvic area.It involves lying on your back with your legs flexed 90 degrees at your hips. Your knees will be bent at 70 to 90 degrees, and padded foot rests attached to the table will support your legs. The position is named for its connection with lithotomy, a procedure to remove bladder ston
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What to Expect During a Vaginal Delivery What to Expect During a Vaginal Delivery
Choosing a vaginal deliveryEvery delivery is as unique and individual as each mother and infant. In addition, women may have completely different experiences with each new labor and delivery. Giving birth is a life-changing event that will leave an impression on you for the rest of your life.Of course, you’ll want this to be a positive experience and to know what to expect. Here’s some inform
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