I found this one of the significant questions I had towards the end of my pregnancy. Did I request to be cut to avoid a tear? It was such a difficult decision. Who knew whether I was going to tear anyway? And how do you decide without all the information?
Well, let’s get into a discussion on episiotomy.
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If you have been exercising before you became pregnant, it is generally okay to continue to exercise once you are pregnant. Exercise in pregnancy is a great way to stay healthy and prepare you mentally and physically for birth.
As always, check with your caregiver as to your particular circumstances. Once you have been given the all clear, you should try and do 30 minutes of moderate exercise 3 to 4 times a week. You may find this difficult if you are spending your days puking!
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Pregnancy is a time of celebration. You are about to give birth to a child; it is only right that you celebrate. Even as you rejoice, there are certain things to keep in mind.
Your weight during pregnancy, for instance, is one of those things. It will not only influence the weight of your newborn child. It will also affect your health.
Here are two important things regarding weight gain during pregnancy:
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Childbirth might be a miracle but it might not feel that way during delivery! This is because most new mothers do not know what to expect when they arrive at their hospital birth. Some actions of the medical staff can take them by surprise. Other events that take place during delivery might even upset an unsuspecting mum to be. So, congrats that you are expecting but that was the easy part.
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Women can experience heightened pain during labour. Epidurals are given to block that pain. While the practice might have been ruled safe for use, many women will still think twice before accepting one.
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The cervix of an expectant mother dilates to different degrees when she is in labour. It is the phenomenon that is responsible for allowing the baby’s head to come out.
Here is what you need to know about cervical dilation:
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A natural birth is a wonderful thing because it doesn’t involve any drugs, constant monitoring, or intervention from strangers, even if they are the medical staff.
If you want a natural birth for your first child, then here are some things that can help:
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