What are the real signs of labor versus what you see on TV? If you’re expecting your first baby, you might be wondering... How will I know if I’m in labor? Will early labor and contractions be obvious? Will my water dramatically break as it does on television? Susan Melnikow, a Certified Nurse Midwife, explains how to determine if your labor is the real deal. Will my water … [Read more...] about What are the signs of labor?
No morning sickness. No cravings. For me, being pregnant had felt a lot like not being pregnant, so I was eager to discover how my perceptions of labor would compare to the real thing. On the night before my due date, I climbed into bed and felt a kick, then a trickle. “My water just broke,” I announced to my husband. Except for being damp, I didn’t feel any different. … [Read more...] about Real birth stories: Dream labor
We talk a lot about the importance of choosing the right health care provider - one who will support you and the birth you envision. After all, deciding who will help you bring your baby into the world is one of the most important decisions you'll ever make. The first step to finding your delivery team is deciding which camp you'll choose: Doctor or midwife? Here's what you … [Read more...] about Doctor versus midwife: Which is right for your pregnancy?