Women are advised to try to relax during labor, while the cervix is still dilating. That is, to "breath away" the contractions - the puffing thing. Why? Pain is (in my personal experience) easier ...
In a recent delivery in my family, the lady has to undergo an operation. The doctor initially said that the birth will be through normal delivery, but at a very last stage she said: We tried our ...
I have always found this fascinating. We are the most intelligent beings on the earth. Still, a rat can give birth to its offspring all by itself, but why is that not happening with humans? Is it just ...
I'm trying to collect some opinions on this, because I'm a first time parent and most of my friends don't have kids. Basically, I'm trying to work out how much I will be needed at home during the ...
I know this site is only about Parenting so hope this question is not too far off this site scope. My wife is 37 weeks and 5 days into her pregnancy and till now she just used to have pains similar ...
What are the essential things to bring when going into the hospital to give birth? I have a short list of things that I can remember the midwives mentioning, such as a hat and vests for the newborn ...
Our 3-year-old son noticed his mother's scar from the cesarean section and wondered what it was. We didn't really give him an answer but diverted his attention instead. Now we're talking about how ...
What are the chances that my wife will give birth vaginally after having a caesarean section in a previous pregnancy?
My wife is now 4 months into our second pregnancy. Our first child was born via caesarean section. Our doctor told us that since the second child will be born within 2 years of the c-section, the ...