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Prodromal Labor

Posted on: October 25, 2021 | birth, Body, Doulas, education, Information, Labor, Pregnancy, Prenatal

Ow!…another contraction. They come and they go. They start and they stop. They’re uncomfortable and they’re painful. I must be in labor…right? Not quite. This could be an instance of prodromal labor; and this may also be the tip of the iceberg into a ride of physical and emotional ups and downs.  What is Prodromal Labor Prodromal labor is defined as an irregularity in the labor pattern with contractions. These . . .

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The Induction of Labor

Posted on: October 18, 2021 | birth, Body, education, Information, Labor, Pregnancy, Prenatal

The idea of an induction brings about an array of emotions. Why is this being introduced/discussed? How will this affect my delivery? What methods of induction are there? What are all of my options? What are some natural options? What if I don’t want an induction? Knowing what your options are, the methods, and the process can ease fears and anxieties surrounding a decision like this. Ultimately, it instills confidence . . .

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Post Date Delivery

Posted on: September 20, 2021 | Body, education, Health, Information, Labor, Pregnancy, Prenatal

Claudia’s due date was weeks away. A bright red circle outlined the monumental date clearly. Physically, Claudia was over being pregnant. Emotionally, she wasn’t ready to start this next chapter of her life, quite yet. Mentally, Claudia understood how important every hour, every day, every week that her little butter ball stayed baking in her oven, was best for the baby. Was a post date delivery in her horizon? “But,” . . .

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Preeclampsia

Posted on: September 13, 2021 | Body, education, Health, Information, Pregnancy

What do Beyonce, Kim Kardashian, and Mariah Carey have in common? Aside from being ridiculously rich and famous? They all experienced preeclampsia in their pregnancies. This known but not known constraint in pregnancy holds an impact on the health of the gestator and the growth of the baby. What is Preeclampsia Preeclampsia is a condition occurring in pregnancy brought on by high blood pressure, edema in the face, hands and . . .

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Dehydration In Pregnancy

Posted on: September 7, 2021 | Body, education, Health, Information, Pregnancy, Prenatal

Eight glasses of water a day. Half your bodyweight in ounces. Avoid coffee, carbonation, sugars, salts. We as a society hear it all! Multiple ways that water is needed in the body, and how much to indulge in to properly function. It’s not an easy feat! Think about HOW much water you drink daily. Now think about how much MORE water you need now that you are developing an offspring . . .

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