Birth

Everyone has questions about pregancy and birth. If there is anything you want to know about the joys of giving birth and what to expect, please have a look through our database of articles on birth. Click on an article to see its full version or use the search function to look for specific information. 

The Strengthening Families Program

The Strengthening Families Program

The Family is the basic unit of society – it is composed of parents rearing their children to become better individuals in the future. But what happens when the child that you’ve taken care of is leading a different road, is there a way to bring them back? The...

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Alcohol During Pregnancy – What You Need to Know

Alcohol During Pregnancy – What You Need to Know

Pregnancy and alcohol – a non-judgmental take Help! I took a bath and I can’t get out! Swollen ankles, frequent bathroom trips, heart burn, sleepless nights and weird cravings. This is one of the most amazing time of a women’s life when she is pregnant. I know, I know...

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Gifts For New Moms In Hospital

Gifts For New Moms In Hospital

If you have ever been a new mom in the hospital, you will know how overwhelming and tiring it can
be. If you have never experienced being a new mom in the hospital, you should take note of this.
That includes pregnant first-time parents and their family and friends.

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7 Ways to Get Your Body Ready for Labor

7 Ways to Get Your Body Ready for Labor

Childbirth is by no means easy, physically and emotionally. It entails a lot of overthinking and ‘what ifs’, especially when it is your first time. Even if it is your second or third pregnancy, the experience of giving birth is different and the overwhelming feeling...

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Contractions during labor: what you need to know

Contractions during labor: what you need to know

Contractions are a vital element in a pregnant woman’s life as this may signify so many things from a possible premature delivery of the baby to helping with the expulsion of the fetus. Knowing what the different types of contractions are and how to count them is important because it will tell if you need to go to the doctor or just rest.

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Six Differences between True and False Labor

Six Differences between True and False Labor

A pregnant woman’s lot is a mixed bag.  On one hand full of hope, optimism and joy at the impending child you’re about to bring into the world.  On the other there’s the physical pain and discomfort – coupled with the anxiety and worry about the impending child you’re...

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Pregnancy weight tracker

Pregnancy weight tracker

Part of pregnancy is gaining weight, but how much is normal? Know the usual weight gain during pregnancy and learn how to keep track of it.

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Labor procedures and interventions

Labor procedures and interventions

Labor consists of 4 stages. It is the longest part of childbirth, which is why it is important to know what procedures are done during the duration and what interventions can be done by your obstetrician when your pregnancy does not go as planned. These are all done...

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