Labor & Birth

6 Ways Hospitals Make Birth More Painful

Most women think that birthing in a hospital is the easiest way to have a baby. If they want pharmaceutical pain relief, this may be true – although that can also fail. If they want a narcotic free birth, there…

Can I Wear Contacts, Jewelry, Bra or Nail Polish During Labor or Csection?

While contact lenses, jewelry, bras and nail polish may be fine to wear during your actual pregnancy, when it comes to labor or C-section, you might want to think otherwise before doing so.    Can I wear contacts?  It is…

Does the Placenta Hurt Coming Out?

Following birth, the placenta, which nourishes baby throughout pregnancy, comes out. Although you may be thinking about your new baby, you will have to spend a minute or two thinking about the placenta coming out.   How Does the Placenta…

20 Foods & Drinks For Labor | What To Eat

Although some hospitals maintain old policies forbidding women from eating and drinking in labor, many hospitals are becoming more aware of the risks of putting these blanket bans in place. Especially if you experience a long labor, you really need…

What is the Longest a Labor Can Last?

Labor itself isn’t black and white; in fact there are some important things you need to know about labor before calculating its actual length.     Until a woman is 4-6cm dilated, she’s not considered to be ‘in established labor’…

My Waters Broke But the Hospital Sent Me Home. Why?

The amniotic sac is designed to shield baby from the pressure of contractions. Sometimes, however, the sac breaks before labor begins. If the sac breaks more than an hour before the start of labor, this is known as Premature Rupture…