If you've been presented with the option of having labor induced instead of waiting for your baby and body to start labor on its own, and if the induction is for reasons other than a medical emergency (learn more about true medical reasons for induction), you may want to reconsider and wait. Though
In this continued series, we're rounding up and breaking down the top 10 fears of childbirth, all of which are addressed in a good childbirth class. Today, we're talking about fear number four (in no particular order), which is the fear of labor stalling or "petering out." Let's address this first b
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Nothing can describe the moments when you first gaze at your newborn’s face and the following hours when you marvel at everything your baby is and does. This time is more than a sequel to birth—it’s another part of the beautiful, unique dance between mother and child.
In an amazing new research compilation and review, Evidence Based Birth has done it again. Author and site owner Rebecca Dekker, PhD, RN, APRN, has combed through existing research and studies and gives us an in-depth look at what it all says -- and what it means -- regarding due dates. She answers