childbirth

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…

Irregular Menstruation after Childbirth

In this article we’ll share with you everything you need to know about irregular menstruation after childbirth so that nothing will take you by surprise. After delivery, the body needs time to adjust, recover and return to normal after the…

The Pros and Cons of Giving Birth in Winter

Each season has its pros and cons. Discover how giving birth in winter can influence the arrival of your little one. When your baby’s due date falls in winter, this creates a unique situation. When you’re expecting a winter baby,…

The Push During Childbirth, How Is It Done?

The push during childbirth is a natural act that mothers perform in the expulsion phase. Depending on whether or not there is medical intervention, the push may be either spontaneous or directed. There are different phases that form part of…

What Does The Delivery Phase Consist Of?

Pregnancy, childbirth and delivery are periods in which very important changes occur. The delivery phase is the last stage of labor and it starts from the birth of the baby until the expulsion of the placenta and the ovular membranes. This…

How To Be Ready On The Day Of Delivery?

You still can’t believe it. After so much anticipation the big day is almost here. Soon you’ll be able to hold your baby. But first, you must prepare yourself for the day of delivery. Stay tuned for 12 tips! It…

The Joy of Birth: It’s Not Just About Pain

The joy of birth comes with a long-awaited surprise, the one you’ve been preparing for, perhaps for a lifetime. It’s not that your newfound maternal bliss will wipe away all the pain of childbirth. Just that the immense satisfaction of…

Giving Birth To Boys Hurts More Than Girls

A scientific study was aimed at researching whether giving birth to boys is more painful than giving birth to girls. Let’s see what the specialists say. Natural childbirth is one of the most beautiful experiences a woman can go through…

What Is Cervical Effacement?

When we are first-time mothers, anything scares us, especially when it comes to delivery. For example, hearing phrases like “cervical effacement” can be troublesome. Here’s what it means. As the baby’s birth approaches, the mother’s body adapts. During gestation, the uterus…