childbirth

The Best Way to Prepare for a Natural Birth

The best preparation for a natural birth is the simple willingness to face the experience of childbirth. Of course, it also involves a process of learning, getting to know yourself, conditioning, and preparation that we seek out for ourselves, following the guidelines…

Preparing for Childbirth: Everything You Need to Know

Preparing for childbirth is a process that deserves attention and dedication. When the baby’s due date approaches, the pregnant woman will experience anxiety, fear and nervousness. This is independent of having strictly followed the medical advice of her doctor. It’s…

Prodromal Labor: What Is It?

Prodromal labor is the term for the first contractions that announce the proximity of childbirth. Your symptoms may last for days or for hours. In addition, each woman experiences them differently. Preparing the cervix Prodromal labor is meant to mature…

Threat of Premature Labor: What You Should Know

A premature labor is one that occurs before the 37th week of gestation. According to statistics, it can happen to a considerable percentage of pregnant women: between 10 and 15%. Because a premature birth can cause certain complications, we’ll show…

8 Early Labor Signs You Need to Know

Early labor signs are the symptoms that indicate that the time to give birth to your child is approaching. It’s normal for a woman’s body to prepare itself and show that the baby’s arrival is not far off. However, not all…

Advice on How to Overcome Your Fear of Childbirth

In many cases, fear of childbirth produces a high level of anxiety that can have harmful effects on the mother. But knowing this doesn’t help to reduce the anxiety itself. Many women don’t know how to calm their fears about giving birth,…

How to Prevent Hair Loss after Childbirth

In this article we’re going to give you some tips to prevent hair loss after childbirth. During the nine months of pregnancy, a woman’s body experiences many hormonal changes in order to meet the needs of the baby that is…

10 Natural Remedies to Induce Labor

When we’re in the final stage of pregnancy, we may begin to feel a little desperate and the days may seem to go by more slowly. This may make us consider resorting to natural remedies in order to induce labor.…

How to Do a Perineal Massage

The perineal massage is one of the most effective techniques you can use to relax the muscles and tissues involved in childbirth. It can also be an excellent preparatory practice for the moment the baby actually comes out. However, the…

5 Wonderful Moments of Pregnancy

There are many wonderful moments of pregnancy that will remain engrained in your mind forever.  As the years go by, these moments will be like those scenes from your favorite movies that you always remember in such detail. Gestation is…

Lamaze Exercises for a Pain-Free Childbirth

The Lamaze exercises derive from a philosophy that emerged in the 50s. It was a technique developed to help prepare mothers for childbirth and reduce the pain. The technique owes its name to the French obstetrician Ferdinand Lamaze. He affirmed…

Cesarean Delivery: 3 Things You Should Know

What is cesarean delivery? When is this procedure recommended? What is a typical recovery like? Discover three things you should know about cesarean delivery in this article. Towards the end of your pregnancy, all of your friends and family may…

Caring for a Cesarean Scar after Childbirth

Caring for a cesarean scar after childbirth is not complicated, but regular aftercare is key to recovery. As your skin forms scar tissue to heal the wound, it’s important to prevent infection and look out for possible complications. In this…

Diet after Childbirth: When Should I Start?

In this article, we’ll discuss the best time to start your diet after childbirth. Many women are upset by the changes that pregnancy causes to their figure and eager to get back in shape once the baby is born. But…

What To Do When Your Water Breaks

If your water breaks, you should stay calm, pick up your things and go to the hospital as soon as possible. This bag, full of amniotic fluid, has coated your baby for months, protecting him from shock and infection, so…

Giving Birth: How Long Does Labor Last?

Your pregnancy is reaching its end, and it’s impossible not to be a little afraid of what’s to come: giving birth. One of the most common questions that women ask is: How long does labor last?  Today, we want to talk…

Nitrous Oxide: A Painkiller for Childbirth

Have you seen the infamous “laughing gas” in movies or cartoons? It’s nitrous oxide, and for some time now it has been used as a painkiller for childbirth. The striking thing is that the results seem to be positive. We’ll…

What Happens If Delivery Is Delayed?

You may have asked yourself: What happens if the delivery is delayed? This is a valid question since a delay can bring along various risks for the baby. Childbirth can be delayed due to many reasons. It is normal to…