Archive for Labor And Delivery

Positions For Labour

Dec 29, 2010 2 Comments

It is a good idea to practise some of the positions that will help you through the different stages of labour. During the first stage you should try to stay upright and keep active. Being upright will make your contractions stronger and more efficient. It will allow gravity to keep the baby’s head pressed down, […]

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Final Preparation

Dec 26, 2010 No Comments

Even though your baby is not due for some weeks,  you should be ready in case he or she decides to put in an early appearance. Check the nursery and make sure all the baby’s sheets and blankets have been washed and aired. Soft out all the baby clothes and put the ones you will want immediately after […]

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As Birth Approaches

Dec 25, 2010 No Comments

Between weeks 36 and 38 the baby’s head is likely to “engage”. This is when it settles downwards, deep in your pelvis ready for the birth . You should feel some relief from the pressure in your abdomen when this happens which is why it is sometimes referred to as “lightening “. You will start to feel less breathless […]

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Induction/Pain Relief In Labour

Dec 24, 2010 No Comments

Sometimes labour has to be induced because of a problem of a problem  such as pre-eclampsia, bleeding, diabetes, or being well past you due date. Induction techniques include: Pessaries. Prostaglandins are naturally occurring hormones which help dilate the cervix. A synthetic form of prostaglandin, either in a pessary or gel, is applied internally to the […]

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3 Main Signs And Stages Of Labor And Birth

Dec 24, 2010 No Comments

It is unlikely that you won’t recognize the beginning of labour as the signs, when they come, are generally unmistakable. there are three main indications that labour is about to start, or has started, and they can occur in any order. Once one or more of these has occurred  you should let the hospital or midwife know immediately: 1.A Show. The […]

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Parentcraft Classes

Dec 23, 2010 No Comments

You should be about to start parentcraft classes. You may choose one or more of these . Parentcraft classes show you practical techniques such as relaxation, breathing, and postures for labour and birth. The teacher can answer any questions you may have during the last few months of your pregnancy and will be able to […]

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