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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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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When it comes to your baby’s birth weight, first-time parents want it to be average! Anything on the extreme end can make them fret. If the baby doesn’t weight a lot, they start thinking it might be sick. A weight that is too high puts them on the path of worrying about obesity.
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Help, I’m a parent!
Parenting can be one of the challenging things you will ever do. And sometimes, little words of wisdom can go a long way. Here are some of our favourite parent affirmations. Download and print them for free! Sending the love! Continue reading “Free Inspirational Parent Affirmations”
The fifth article in our Induction
series and on using a synthetic form of oxytocin infusion to induce labour. Again, this piece is part of our series aimed at being read in 3 minutes or less
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This is the fourth article in our short series of articles discussing the most common methods of induction
. Each of the articles is aimed at being read in 3 minutes or less
. In this article, we cover the artificial rupture of membranes.
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