childbirth

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…

7 Tips for Overcoming the Fear of Giving Birth

In this article we’ll provide tips for overcoming the fear of giving birth, which is very common, especially for first-time moms. Everything is ready for your baby’s arrival. You’ve made all the preparations and feel happy and impatient. In spite of…

Why and How to Use Chinese Ben Wa balls after Childbirth

In order to achieve successful recovery, we recommend using Chinese Ben Wa balls after your pregnancy. Keep reading to find out how. After childbirth, a woman’s body undergoes numerous changes. On many occasions, the muscles in the pelvic region weaken during…

How to Recognize that You’re Going into Labor

How can you tell when you’re having contractions? Many first-time mothers fear they won’t be able to recognize when they’re going into labor.  What’s more, many women experience another type of contraction before this point. These contractions prepare the mother’s body for…

What Is a Veiled Birth?

Those who haven’t heard the term “a veiled birth” may think it refers to some sort of anomaly or disorder that occurs during childbirth. Others who are familiar with the expression may consider it to be an event surrounded by…

What Causes Rapid Labor?

For most women there will be a considerable wait between each stage of labor and delivery. However, some women go into rapid labor, and give birth much sooner than expected. Every pregnancy is different, and so is every birth. Nature plays…

Dilation: The First Stage of Childbirth

Childbirth consists of several stages, the first of which is dilation. Did you know you can dilate up to 10 centimeters? Without a doubt, it’s incredible what your body is capable of doing in order to give birth to a…

Fear of Childbirth: How to Face Your Anxiety

Fear of childbirth is very common. In fact, almost all pregnant women are fearful to some extent.  As for first-time mothers, that fear is magnified by lack of experience. When you’re facing this incredible experience for the first time, it’s…

The Walking Epidural and Its Influence on Delivery

Using an intermediate anesthesia for delivery has been studied and investigated numerous times. One of the great achievements in this regard is the “walking epidural.” The main advantage of the walking epidural is that pain is reduced without paralyzing the…

Techniques for Inducing Labor

When it comes to childbirth, in some cases it’s necessary for specialists to intervene with specific techniques for inducing labor. There are various techniques to induce labor that can be applied in these cases. From the use of drugs to…

Spinal Anesthesia and Its Role in Childbirth

Spinal anesthesia is used during childbirth to reduce and relieve pain. All mothers feel anxious to some extent as their due date approaches. Fortunately, major advances in medicine have made childbirth much safer. Even so, it’s important for new moms…

What Are the Best Positions for Giving Birth?

The positions for giving birth have changed over the course of history. Currently, the most common one is called the lithotomy position, introduce by Dr. François Mauriceau in 1668. However, specialists provide a number of reasons why this position isn’t…

What Happens During Dilation?

The process of dilation constitutes the first phase of labor and is one of the three stages of childbirth, prior to delivery and the expulsion of the placenta. During dilation, the cervix plays a key role. Contractions make it possible…

What is Planned Birth?

Generally, labor begins naturally when the time is right. It starts with contractions, as the cervix dilates in preparation for the baby. However, some women will need an induced or planned birth. As a mom-to-be, it’s good to be informed…