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Braxton Hicks or Labor Contractions

Many moms, whether first time moms, previous scheduled cesarean or induced moms get anxious wondering if they will prematurely go to their midwife or hospital due to Braxton Hicks, which are irregular contractions or “false labor”. While some Braxton Hicks are often unnoticeable, some can feel like real contractions, so this is a great tool in determining if those truly are labor producing contractions. With Braxton Hicks, they are infrequent, irregular and not usually intense. They also have no pattern, don’t intensify, aren’t predictable and will taper off and disappear. Some women don’t ever feel them and some only report feeling “uncomfortable”....

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Evidence on Membrane Sweeping

Has your doctor told you that  ‘if you don’t go into labor by  X  weeks, I’m going to strip your membranes.’?  Or worse yet, has your doctor performed a membrane sweep without your consent?  Are there times a membrane sweep can help?  What are the Pros and Cons?  Watch the video to see what you can learn about membrane sweeping!!! For the full article,...

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What to Reject When You’re Expecting

Infants in this country are more than twice as likely to die before their first birthday as those in Japan and Finland. And America now ranks behind 59 other countries in preventing mothers from dying during childbirth and is one of only eight countries in the world, along with Afghanistan and El Salvador, whose maternal mortality rate is rising. There are plenty of articles to read about what to do to improve your chances at a positive birth experience. These are 10 procedures a low risk woman should AVOID to have a positive birth experience. Want to know why?...

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