Category: Labor and Birth

Labor and Birth

Maternity Leave Information

When a woman takes time off work to have a baby, it’s called maternity leave. In today’s modern age, it’s often referred to as parental or family leave. And despite the fact that it sounds like something only a pregnant woman would be given, both a mother and a father …
Labor and Birth

Hospital Birth: The Pros & Cons

Up until the 1920s, most mothers gave birth to their children at home surrounded by loved ones and assisted, perhaps, by a midwife. By the 1940s, a new standard of hospital childbirth was set, thought to be the ideal because the doctor at the hospital had all of the right …
Labor and Birth

Birthing Options

It’s one of the most important moments of your life. Your baby is getting ready to come into the world. So, how will they present themselves? There are many options for your baby’s birth these days. The time is finally here. Your baby will be born in a few weeks …
Labor and Birth

What is Hypnobirthing?

Historically the first way to give birth, natural childbirth is a philosophy that, if adequately prepared, women can give birth to their child naturally without unnecessary medical intervention. Since the beginning of time women have given birth at home, generally assisted by a midwife, local doctor, or members of the …
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Natural Ways to Induce Labor

The most commonly known methods to induce labor are evening primrose oil, riding in a bumpy vehicle, eating fresh pineapple, drinking red raspberry leaf tea, having sexual intercourse, manual or mechanical nipple stimulation, acupressure, stripping the membranes, walking, and drinking a castor oil cocktail. They all work very differently, and …