Perception of Pain in Hospital vs. Home Birth
    Blog: Giving Birth with Confidence | By: Lamaze International | Released: September 17, 2014, 7:07 am

    By Jill Christianson

    In my career as a birth doula and midwife's assistant, I have attended approximately 70 homebirths. Of those births, not one mother transferred to the hospital because she wanted pain medication. Contrast that with the conversation I had with a labor and delivery nurse at one o

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    Six Simple Steps for a Healthy and Safe Birth
    Blog: Giving Birth with Confidence | By: Cara Terreri | Released: September 15, 2014, 5:15 am

    The Lamaze Healthy Birth Practices are the foundation of what Lamaze believes and teaches. These Birth Practices are designed to simplify your birth process with a natural approach that helps alleviate your fears and manage pain. Regardless of your baby’s size, your labor’s length and complexity, or

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    Great Expectations: Cara @ 16 weeks
    Blog: Giving Birth with Confidence | By: Lamaze International | Released: September 12, 2014, 6:07 am

    I’m a little behind this week. Today (Friday) actually marks 16 weeks. How is this suddenly going so fast? The first trimester seemed endless, but now the days just won’t slow down.

    The boys and I headed out to the midwife on Tuesday to check on this quickly growing baby. I can’t really remember wh

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    Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Pregnancy
    Blog: Giving Birth with Confidence | By: Cara Terreri | Released: September 10, 2014, 2:37 am

    By Beth Kiernan, MPH, Interviewer & Teratogen Information Specialist, MotherToBaby

    “I just found out I’m pregnant, and while I am glad, I’m also pretty overwhelmed,” lamented Marian, a never-pregnant, newly-married woman who had struggled with Crohn’s disease since her teenage years but was finally

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    Keywords: Featured Story | Hot Topics | Pregnancy | Crohn's Disease | Inflammatory Bowel Disease | Medications During Pregnancy |

    Forget Your Hospital Bag? How to Use Items in the Room to Find Comfort in Labor
    Blog: Giving Birth with Confidence | By: Cara Terreri | Released: September 8, 2014, 5:09 am

    It might sound like your worst labor prep nightmare: you're [finally] in labor and you arrive at the hospital only to realize that you've forgotten your precious labor and birth hospital bag! You know, the bag you spent countless hours thinking about and prepping for, the same bag that you added two

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    Keywords: Birth | Birth | Hospital Birth | Labor |


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