Labor and Birth
Searching for information on labor and birth? Pregnancy-Info provides you with all you need to know about preparing for the birth of your baby. Find the answers to all your questions about stages of labor, creating a birth plan, labor medications, and c-sections: their risks and benefits. Will you be working with a doctor, midwife, nurse assistant, nurse-midwife, or doula? Get all the information you need for a safe labor and delivery of your baby and about all your options for having the birthing experience you desire.
It’s never too early to start thinking about a birth plan. Preparing a birth plan is a great way in which to stay in control as much as possible of the type of labor experience you will have. A birth plan can include whether to have a home birth or a hospital birth or even a water birth. You may also want to consider keeping a pregnancy journal to record your thoughts and emotions. Birth plans are also great ways to communicate to the doctors and nurses in your delivery room about how you would like to deliver your child and which medications you would like, or not like, to receive. Find out more about the different options available to you for labor medications, the effects of each medication on you and your baby and how each medication is administered. Also learn more about natural pain remedies for labor and get information about how to have a natural birth, if this is your desire.
Stages Of Labor
Of course, it’s natural to be worried about the different stages of labor. Find out how to tell whether your contractions really mean you’re going into labor as well as other common signs of labor. Here you’ll also find out about when inducing labor is a good option and information on whether natural labor is right for you. In addition, get information about all of your pain management techniques including natural methods for dealing with labor pain to common medications given to manage the pain of labor. Also find out what happens after labor such as what tests are done to your baby, how to deliver the placenta, and what will happen if you need stitches down there.
While they’re not always planned, Cesarean sections account for almost 30% of births in the United States. Learn about in which cases a Cesarean section is recommended over vaginal birth and how a Cesarean section affects your future pregnancies. Also find out more about the procedure itself and about what a c-section means for your postpartum recovery. Get all the facts you need to understand a cesarean section and feel good about your different birthing options.