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It's over. The birth is over. Your baby is lying in your arms and you're probably counting his or her fingers and toes, examining your precious bundle from head to toe. Congratulations, you're now a mother.
It's not hard to become the best birth coach ever. Start by reading this article and you're almost there.
Nobody knows how much alcohol you can drink before it harms your baby. So for that reason, abstaining from alcohol altogether during pregnancy is a good idea.
Oops! Your waters have broken, but no contractions. Call your LMC. It may not be time to have your baby just yet, but it is time for a check-up.
If you're pregnant, you need to make doubly sure the food you eat is safe, because food poisoning can sometimes harm your baby.
How do you know if it's started? There's a sure sign; regular contractions. When the contractions get as frequent as three in ten minutes, it could be time to go.
There are three stages you have to go through before you can welcome your baby to the world: dilation of the cervix, pushing and birth, and delivery of the placenta.
It's happening! Grab your bags and head to the hospital. Here is what will happen when you get there.
Are you feeling anxious? Or just plain frightened when you think about giving birth? You're not the only one. But you should share your concerns with your midwife.
Time passes slowly when you're waiting to start labour, and even more slowly if you're overdue. But a scheduled induction can feel like both a blessing and a disappointment.
First of all, to prevent cot death, put your baby down to sleep on their back. And never smoke around your baby.