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  • What is a Lotus Birth?
    Lotus births have been practiced for thousands of years, but have recently increased in popularity. They are believed to promote a stress free birthing environment for mother and baby, allowing the baby time to adjust to the outside world gradually.
  • Treating After Birth Pain Naturally
    Postpartum uterine involution is the uterus returning to its original size and nature's way of preventing excess bleeding. Unfortunately, it can also cause after birth pain. Learn what herbal remedies can be used to help relieve pain safely.
  • Kegel Exercises for C Section Recovery
    Kegel exercises are recommended for women after delivery. They are a particularly important part of C Section recovery, alleviating urinary incontinence and toning abdominal muscles.
  • Useful Acupressure Points to Use During Labor
    Learn what acupressure points to use during labor to help alleviate pain and ensure a stress free child birth.
  • Treating Episiotomy Pain
    Prolonged pain, infection, and hematomas are episiotomy problems that can be avoided. Learn how to prevent complications and relieve episiotomy pain naturally.
  • Tips for Giving Birth at Home
    Home births are a great option for healthy pregnant women with low risk pregnancies who don't want to give birth in a hospital or at a birthing facility. But if you plan on giving birth at home, you've got some extra preparation work to do.
  • Removal of the Cervical Cerclage
    A cervical cerclage is essential to keep the cervix closed to prevent premature birth. Meanwhile, you need to have cervical cerclage removal at the 37th week of pregnancy. Read on to learn how this minor surgical procedure is performed along with risks and complications that may occur.
  • Waiting For Labor: Natural Ways To Induce Labor at Home
    A brief look at the natural alternatives to inducing labor.
  • Am I In Labor? 5 Signs That It's Time
    Labor usually occurs around the 40th week of pregnancy. One of the most common questions that women have around this time is "Are these signs I am in labor?". There are five signs that indicate that you are in labor, or at least very close.
  • Drugs for Preterm Labor
    Learn about four drugs for preterm labor: terbutaline, indomethacin, nifedipine, and magnesium sulfate. Know how they help stop labor and how they can affect the mother and fetus.
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