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The Amazing Benefits Of Delayed Cord Clamping

Delayed Cord Clamping is a really good idea and the health benefits of this practice are so compelling.  When your babe is born, as much as 25-60% of the fetal blood supply remains inside the placenta. Waiting to clamp the umbilical cord, for just 30-60 seconds...

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15 Ways To Speed Up Labor And Delivery

Having a baby is totally exhausting and it can sure take a while. A first-time mama will labor for 12-24 hours on average. Sometimes longer.  But there are things you can do before and during labor that will help make the process just a bit easier and...

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9 Ways to Help Avoid Tearing During Childbirth

Tearing during childbirth is very painful and ranges in different degrees of severity.  Many women birth large babies without a tear at all and others tear birthing tiny babies. It just depends on your body.  There are things you can do to prevent tearing or...

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Is It Braxton Hicks Or Real Contractions?

It's hard to tell when you're at the end of pregnancy if you're having real contractions. After all, Braxton Hicks can be uncomfortable just like real contractions. Braxton Hicks are practice contractions so that your body can prepare for labor, in case you weren't...

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13 Ways To Cope With Labor Pain Without An Epidural

Many women are very fearful of the pain of childbirth. Yet they want to experience it as naturally as possible. After all, women are made to create and birth babies and have done it since the beginning of time.  It's a great honor to experience childbirth in all...

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What To Expect The First Week Home With Your Newborn

What You'll Learn In This Post: The Ride Home Can Be Rough You Will Miss The Hospital  You'll Be Really Uncomfortable  You'll Feel Sad And Strange You'll  Be Extremely Tired Yet Energetic  Breastfeeding May Be Really Difficult  You Should Have...

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How to Fix Flat Head And Avoid The Helmet

Babies often lay flat these days with all the things mamas use to assist them. Strollers, car seats and swings all play a role in the rise of the problem. Luckily the issue is usually very benign and can be fixed fairly easily.  Nearly 50% of babies are affected...

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How To Get Through Labor Transition Without Crying

You've gotten through most of your labor and things have really kicked up a notch. The intensity is peaking and you may want an epidural at this time. If you are wanting to give birth naturally then these will be your weakest moments.  But I know you can do it,...

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The 4 Stages Of Labor

  When you think of labor you see yourself in a hospital or on a table pushing out your baby, but truthfully it starts long before any of that.  You can be in the first stage of labor at home for more than a week without even knowing it.  In this...

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