Childbirth: Stage Two

You are almost there!! You have made it through the first stage and now you are ready to move on to the second stage! Since your cervix is fully dilated, your baby will have more space to pass through. It is now time to push your baby down through the birth canal and out into the world.

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Childbirth: Stage One

Normal vaginal spontaneous delivery is divided into 3 stages. The first stage of labor starts when you experience true labor contractions. This is when you experience stronger and more frequent abdominal cramps that somehow puts more pressure on your pelvis, which causes your cervix to dilate slowly.

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10 signs of labor

After a wonderful journey, you are finally at the last leg of pregnancy and are waiting for your little bundle of joy to arrive. But how would you know if it’s time for your little one to come out? To help ease some anxiety, we have created a list of what to watch out for during the last trimester that might signal that you are going into true labor!

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Using a breast pump to induce labor

Did you know that nipple stimulation works effectively when you are trying to induce labor? In fact, this is an ancient technique that has been used for centuries, when midwives realized that nipple stimulation could excite the pregnant woman’s uterus thus contractions would often start occurring almost immediately. Stimulating your nipples with a breast pump in order to induce labor is a natural way of inducing your labor, if that is what you would like to do, as it is very different to how it’s usually done at the hospital. As a matter of fact, women are usually having to deal with a rupture of their membranes and this procedure can be considered as extremely painful, disrespectful and even intrusive.

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Creative Baby Shower Gifts

Oh, Baby showers, what a joy to be invited to one of them! During a baby shower is the only time where it is ok to openly discuss a pregnant woman’s belly. It’s where pastel colors are everywhere trying to decipher the gender of an unborn child…or if the gender is known then it is very likely parents have chosen sides already…it is also the perfect opportunity to fill the room with toilet paper that will be used to wrap the expectant mom’s growing belly, where guests are encouraged to eat pureed foods to guess which flavors they are or even changing a nappy on a watermelon to see who does it better and faster.

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Is it too late for a name change?

Baby name regret is real. According to BabyCenter, 11 percent of parents admit to having serious second thoughts about the names they picked for their children. Some of them are so worried about having made the wrong choice that they decide to legally change...

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