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Plug it. by Taking Heart Registered Nurse Posted Sun 17 May 2009 11:26pm 1 Comment Okay. I don't want to sound negative. I am not a grouchy biddy of a labor and delivery nurse just yet. I, in fact, love labor and delivery. I love pushing with moms... I love watching them experience that moment where they meet their child. That beautiful moment where they fall in love... no strings attached... with a miracle. That aside. ... Read on »
Understanding the Signposts of Labor by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted Thu 29 Apr 2010 8:13pm For those looking to avoid routine interventions or put off pain medication, care providers commonly recommend staying home for as long as possible. This advice is very well intended, but the birthing mom’s partner will likely be called on to help make the final call about when to go in. That responsibility can be very overwhelming if h ... Read on »
Large, post date second baby. Unmedicated, midwife birth in hospital with doula and husband. by Kathryn H. Patient Expert Posted Sun 19 Jul 2009 10:47pm Several months ago I saw an email form Ashia on our local listserv.  She was experiencing pressure from her midwives to be induced at 42 weeks and sought advice.  I asked if she would share her story and was delighted to find her story in my inbox last night.  In an email conversation, Ashia noted that despite the strong pressure to be induced, ... Read on »
Signs of Labor | Cervix Dilation by hipchickheather Posted Thu 24 Feb 2011 9:54am 27 facts about the cervix and how it acts during labor When it is close to time to deliver your baby, the cervix starts to efface, or thin, and dilate, or open. This is to prepare for the baby to go through the birth canal. The rate at which cervical dilation and effacement happens is different for each woman ... Read on »
Amanda & Wayne's HypnoBirthing story by Carol Yeh-Garner Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 31 Aug 2009 10:09pm Amanda & Wayne took my HypnoBirthing classes at the end of May 2009. Here is their birth story. Both Amanda & Wayne wrote about their personal experiences. You'll see that Amanda & Wayne had doubts during their labor, but were able to use each other to get Amanda back into the relaxed state of mind & body that she needed to be in. They were reall ... Read on »
A HypnoBirthing birth story by Carol Yeh-Garner Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 12 Apr 2010 1:46pm Alana & John took my Tuesday night classes in January 2010 at Babies by the Sea Boutique. Here is her birth experience My Birth Experience On Sunday morning March 7th I lost my mucus plug so I knew I was on track since I was due March 22nd and all the books say that Labor will start within 24hrs to 2 weeks. I never thought that while I ... Read on »
Vivian & Charlie's HypnoBirthing story by Carol Yeh-Garner Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 31 Oct 2013 12:44am Our sweet baby girl arrived on April 11th, her due date, which totally shocked me.  The week prior to her due date, I had started taking evening primrose oil supplements, taking long walks, got a massage, pedicure, etc.  I was really focused on staying away from going "over due" by the hospital standards because I wanted to avoi ... Read on »
A Birth Story by NicoleD Posted Wed 20 Nov 2013 10:14am S was a beautiful and intuitive mama that I had the honor of working with recently. She chose to share her story with me, so that I could share it with you! Thank you so much, S, for this honor. I have interjected a few comments on my perspective, in italics.  On Tues. Oct. 1st at around 715 am, I started to feel contractions while getting r ... Read on »
Still no baby by Pairofmoms Posted Sat 09 Apr 2011 12:00am Dilation, effacement, losing your mucus plug, and fake contractions are no indication of when you will go into labor, in case you were wondering. I'm still here, pregnant as ever. I've started to get the daily texts/emails/facebook messages..."Still pregnant?" Yep. Last night the BH contractions were coming every minute or so. We thought "m ... Read on »
First day of school / 30 weeks by Nurse Lochia .. Patient Expert Posted Wed 18 Aug 2010 8:29am Today I sent Jacob AND Clara off to school. Clara has been pretty darn excited about finally getting to go to kindergarten. I'm still having a hard time believing that I have a kid in 2nd grade and in kindergarten. It's unreal. I didn't even cry. But you should have seen poor Isaiah. We saw them off on the bus then I drove down to the schoo ... Read on »