Pain-Relief

Pain Relief in Labor

As you near the end of your pregnancy, be sure to discuss with your doctor or midwife your options for pain relief during your delivery. Sometimes you and the doctor can predict what you’ll need, and sometimes changes during labor will mean that you won’t have a choice. It’s important to keep an open mind …

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Is Bed Rest an Effective Treatment ?

There’s a range of opinions regarding bed rest. Most obstetric providers believe it is beneficial in some cases, although most agree that following the prescription is not easy and not without some side effects. Bed rest was first prescribed in England in the 1920s when a British physician noticed that twins born to middle-class women …

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Pregnancy and Childbirth – The Final Weeks

By the thirty-seventh week of pregnancy you will be armed with a great deal of valuable information, know the value of having a positive attitude, and be physically ready for the birth experience You are ready to pack your Labor Bag. It should include: – Important phone numbers – Insurance information – A nightgown that …

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Proper nutrition is vital for everyday living

Beyond oxygen and water, the human body relies on a delicate balance of vitamins and minerals to supply it with the fuel it needs to run efficiently, effectively and healthfully. When proper nutrition is the first consideration in a diet, everything else seems to fall into place. From weight loss and weight maintenance to fighting …