It's never too early to prepare for the birth.
Are you feeling anxious? Or just plain frightened when you think about giving birth? You're not the only one. But you should share your concerns with your midwife.
It's not hard to become the best birth coach ever. Start by reading this article and you're almost there.
There are three stages you have to go through before you can welcome your baby to the world: dilation of the cervix, pushing and birth, and delivery of the placenta.
I´m supposed to write a birth plan, but this is my first time and I don’t know anything of what to expect and even less what to write. Is there any point with a birth plan in that case?
Chances are the only thing you know about childbirth is that it hurts. And that's enough to scare anybody. One way of dealing with your worry is by getting informed.
If your baby is in a breech position, your doctor will try to turn them around. But there are also things you can try at home.
Caesarean sections, or c-sections, can either be planned or carried out as an emergency procedure when a delivery doesn't go as planned.
Everybody wants to know how long labour will last. The answer is maybe around 20 hours. But it can be shorter. Or longer.
Whether it's a planned or an emergency caesarean, the procedure and the outcome are the same. You'll have a 15-cm-long scar along your bikini line and your baby in your arms.
You can ease birth pain and help the birthing process by moving a bit and switching between different positions.
How do you know if it's started? There's a sure sign; regular contractions. When the contractions get as frequent as three in ten minutes, it could be time to go.