How To Remain Calm During Labor and Ask For What You Need

How To Remain Calm During Labor and Ask For What You Need

There are so many unknowns when it comes to labor and delivery it can definitely be hard to remain calm. As first-time moms, it can be so much harder because everything is unknown. You may have seen someone give birth before, but you do not truly know until you’ve done it yourself. I hate to break it to you but it’s not necessarily easier the second time around. It may be different but not necessarily easier.

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Why You Need To Think About Having a C-Section

Why You Need To Think About Having a C-Section

When I was pregnant, I was adamant that I would have a natural childbirth. Meaning, a non-medicated, vaginal birth. I wanted everything about my labor to be "natural". Including letting the baby come in his own time – no induction! At my 39 week appointment, I asked the nurse practitioner what would happen if I came in at 40 weeks still pregnant. I asked if I would be told I had to be induced. She assured me that I would not and that it wouldn’t be suggested until at least 6 days overdue and I wouldn’t be encouraged to have one until 2 weeks.

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