Labor & Delivery

Labor and delivery preparation to make your birth as smooth as possible. Prepare yourself for all eventualities from an Overdue baby, Pain relief in labor, what you need to pack in your labor bag and the truth about labor for Dads.

Does Giving Birth Burn Calories?

Does Giving Birth Burn Calories?

Are you curious about how many calories you can burn by giving birth?  According to studies, women lose approximately six kilogrammes during childbirth, including the baby’s weight, placenta, and amniotic fluid. This number can be…

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How Long Were You Nauseous Before Labor?

How Long Were You Nauseous Before Labor?

Pregnancy can be an exciting time. But it’s not without its drawbacks. Your hormones seem to be all over the place. Morning sickness kicks in making you rush to the bathroom. That nauseous feeling may…

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Non-Traditional Signs of Labor—12 Signs that Your Baby is about to be Born

Non-Traditional Signs of Labor—12 Signs that Your Baby is about to be Born

As the end of your pregnancy approaches, you will be getting excited about the arrival of your baby and looking out for signs of labor. You will begin to become very aware of every change…

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Using The Stairs After A C-Section

Using The Stairs After A C-Section

A Caesarean section is major abdominal surgery that will take several weeks to heal. Therefore, it is important that you adhere to medical advice on resting your body and limiting your activity while your body…

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C-Section: What is the Best Meal You Should Eat

C-Section: What is the Best Meal You Should Eat

Even if you do not have a c-section scheduled, being prepared can be a weight off your mind, from everything you need in the weeks leading up to surgery, to what you can eat before…

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Flu-Like Symptoms Before Labor: What to Know

Flu-Like Symptoms Before Labor: What to Know

Some women experience flu-like symptoms in the days before labor begins. These symptoms may include fever, body aches, congestion, and a general feeling of being unwell. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, call…

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C-section for Plus Size Women: How to Keep the Incision Dry

C-section for Plus Size Women: How to Keep the Incision Dry

During pregnancy, there are always so many people around you giving heaps of advice on what or how to do things for your baby when it arrives. But sometimes very little gets advised on or…

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I Have a Yeast Infection After My C-Section: Should I be Worried

I Have a Yeast Infection After My C-Section: Should I be Worried

Delivering via C-Section can take a heavy toll on a new mum’s body. A C-section is a major operation that can impact your body in ways you were not expecting, all while caring for a…

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Can You Induce Labor By Breast Pumping?

Can You Induce Labor By Breast Pumping?

If you are carrying a child, it may sound unusual that using a breast pump could induce labor. However, there is some science behind it to suggest that it is a science-based and evidence-based practice…

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Postpartum Clothes to Wear After Giving Birth

Postpartum Clothes to Wear After Giving Birth

Packing your hospital bag is an exciting part of being a mom-to-be as it is one step closer to you giving your birth. While there are lots of easy-to-remember items, such as diapers and baby…

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