Dads Childbirth Hospital Bag Its getting down to the wire, and you and your partner are finishing all of those final preparations for childbirth. Mom has her hospital bags packed and waiting by the door. But how ready are you, dad-to-be? Check out Dieting Digest
During a contraction the pressure is equalised throughout the fluid rather than directly squeezing the baby, placenta and umbilical cord. This protects the baby and his/her oxygen supply from the effects of the powerful uterine contractions. When the membranes have ruptured the placenta and baby get compressed during a contraction.
“Whatever way birth happens, it is your rite of passage into motherhood, and that passage is to be celebrated. Natural childbirth is a passage, cesarean birth is a passage, and birth with an epidural is a passage to be celebrated. That passage cannot be taken away from you. Every mother’s birth experience is valid, and an act of courage.” –Ananda Lowe (The Doula Guide to Birth)
Pregnancy and Childbirth Tips: 9 Secrets to Save Your Vagina -
Pregnancy and Childbirth are very taxing on your vagina and your pelvic floor muscles! This can cause things like urinary incontinence, reduced sexual pleasure, and even organ prolapse. There are specific things you can do to help prevent the potential negative effects and help your body (specifically your vagina!) to recover more completely and quickly from pregnancy and childbirth.