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Placenta Encapsulation

Jul 09, 2013
By: Valerie Rosas
The reaction that I get when I explain to someone what it is I do for a living goes a little something like this… “you do what?!?” or they just stare at me with a blank face, lost in translation. Either way, I end up explaining to them the importance of placenta consumption, the history that dates...
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Signs of Labor

Aug 04, 2016
By: Kids in the House
Women generally go into labor around the 39 or 40 week mark of their pregnancy. Expecting mothers can have very unique birthing plans, but regardles, labor will progress in the same overall process. Active labor can last for only a couple of hours or for much longer. As the cervix dilates, some...
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What To Expect At The Hospital When In Labor

Aug 04, 2016
By: Kids in the House
For almost nine months, you've have a big belly, swollen ankles and exausthion. You're ready to hold your tiny newborn in your arms and look down at them. But before you can do that, you go through labor and delivery. Mothers and expecting parents might have their own, unique birthing plan, but...
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Deciding Between an Epidural and Natural Childbirth

Aug 03, 2016
By: Kids in the House
According to the CDC , approximatley 60% of women in the United States recieve epidurals while in labor. Epidurals offer an anesthetic injection into a woman's spine to block pain. Hospital or birthing centers can offer other, natural types of pain relief. Breathing exercises, heating packs, or...
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Preparing to Bring Your Baby Home

Aug 15, 2014
By: Kids in the House
When pregnant, all of your attention goes to that one special day – the day your baby will be born. But that day comes and passes, and a few days later you need to go home to whatever you have prepared. You have plenty of time during pregnancy to plan everything you will need once you come home...
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Repositioning a Baby for Childbirth

Aug 13, 2014
By: Kids in the House
There are many things women worry about when it comes to having a baby. One of those is worrying whether or not your baby is positioned properly for birth. This can lead to many complications during labor. Fortunately, obstetrician Dr. Anthony Chin explains a few methods you can try if your baby...
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Detecting the Warning Signs of a Premature Birth

Aug 01, 2014
By: Kids in the House
Delivering anytime before your 37th week of gestation is considered a premature birth. Obstetrician Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz explains that premature babies carry with them a host of health concerns, but thanks to modern medicine the prognosis is typically very good for these early arrivers. Survival...
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The Benefits of a Midwife During Pregnancy and Childbirth

Jul 24, 2014
By: Kids in the House
Women have been using midwives as caregivers during pregnancy and childbirth since ancient times. The practice has seen a comeback in recent decades and is considered a safe and viable alternative to using a physician for your prenatal care. There are many benefits of using a midwife and if you’re...
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Pain Management for Natural Childbirth

Jul 22, 2014
By: Kids in the House
If you want to have a natural childbirth , you need to prepare yourself with techniques to alleviate the pain you will experience. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to natural pain management. Stephanie Caspian explains that most likely you will use more than one pain management technique...
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Methods of Alternative Insemination

Jun 26, 2014
By: Kids in the House
Today, there are a wide variety of procedures that can be done if a couple is having trouble conceiving naturally. If one method of alternative insemination does not work for a couple, there are others that can be tried. If you and your partner are considering an alternative type of insemination,...
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