Labor

Avoiding a Cesarean Section

Over the past three or four decades, we’ve seen a consistent increase in the percentage of births that have taken place via cesarean section. It’s estimated that around a third of all births today are done via cesarean section, which is quite a staggering number. In many cases, the C-section is recommended due to possible

Pain Relief Options During Labor

Make no mistake about it: Labor is painful. That is at least part of the reason that we’ve developed so many ways, over time, of helping women to deal with the pain that comes during labor. While there are many medicinal pain relief options during labor, it’s worth first taking a look at some of

What to Expect After a C-Section

The postpartum stage can be quite stressful and difficult in and of itself, regardless of whether or not you’ve had a C-section. The adjustment your body needs to make to not being pregnant combined with the impact that having a baby around has on your day to day activities is plenty for anyone to try

Making the Best of a C-Section

While you’ll likely do everything that you can to avoid the necessity of a C-section, the fact of the matter is that they’re relatively common. In fact, the national rate for cesarean deliveries is just under 30 percent. You’ve got at least a one in four chance that you’re going to have to give birth

Understanding the Four Stages of Labor

Labor is an intense experience, and it can be an intimidating one for the first-time mom. If you don’t know what to expect, you may become tremendously anxious or nervous about the entire process. In addition, there’s plenty of misinformation out there (usually on television and in the movies) about how labor happens, and about


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