Archive for the ‘Labor’ Category

How Long Should I wait to Exercise Postpartum?

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Q: After my baby is born, how long should I wait to start exercising? Also, I plan to breast-feed; will this make a difference? I’ve heard that breast milk tastes bitter to the baby after the mother works out. (more…)

Pre-labor or the Slow-start Labor

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

Some labors seem to take forever to get started! Contractions may come and go for many hours or even days before the cervix begins to open. This type of labor is oftentimes more discouraging and tiring than it is painful. Before a cervix can dilate, it must move forward, soften and thin. This most often takes place in the weeks prior to labor, but sometimes it happens only when the contractions are felt, causing the mother to consider herself to be in labor a little longer. (more…)

Planning For a Natural Childbirth

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

There are things an expectant mother can to to help prepare herself for natural childbirth. Learn how journaling, self-hypnosis, perineal massage, and other techniques can help.

“I am in awe of anyone who gives birth without drugs. I don’t know how you do it!” – Kim Cohen, a new mother who received an epidural during labor

A woman’s uterus is beautifully equipped to push a baby out without chemical assistance. Yet 75-90% of American women today receive painkillers during childbirth. Many hospitals even consider epidurals routine in the practice of labor and delivery. (more…)

How Do You Spell Relief?

Friday, January 15th, 2010

You have made it through nine months of eating healthy and exercise, of cravings and back pain, now comes … labor.

Pregnancy was a breeze until about two months before my due date and my doctor started talking about all the different types of relief available during labor, from an epidural to an exercise ball. (more…)