When early labour isn’t progressing regularly, and baby remains high in the pelvis, these moves may help get baby in a more optimal position and engaged in the pelvis.
B vitamins, specifically folate, B6, and B12 have been associated with an increased chance of conception, and a decreased risk of pregnancy loss
Just like his brother who came 3 years earlier, he entered the world quietly. His Apgar was 3, and they called a Code Pink. It was 2:02pm.
At the end of the day, childbirth is hard to predict. You just can’t plan it all out. Trust your instincts, breathe, and be open to the unexpected. You can do this!
We then made our way to admissions, which is where my second midwife spotted us. She took one look at me, told admissions I’d have to be admitted later, and instructed us to grab an elevator as she ran (literally) up the stairs to start prepping for us.
There are only a handful of days each cycle that conception is possible. There are various methods to track cycles and identify your fertile window, and using one or more of these has been shown to decrease the time to conception.
What the research says about realistic childbirth expectations, and why dilation isn’t the only measure of progress – especially for first-timers
Researchers found that when mothers viewed their pain as productive and purposeful, they were better able to cope and manage the pain, as they saw the pain as a necessary part of reaching a goal