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Are you nearing the end of your pregnancy and feeling anxious about how to induce labor and birth? No need to worry! Labor Nurse Mama is here to guide you through every step of the process with her unique Miles Circuit. Let me show you how to safely and effectively induce labor with a comprehensive approach to inducing labor and birth!
If you're considering an epidural for your upcoming labor, you may have heard about the practice of laboring down. Laboring down involves a few strategic changes to your birth plan to help you get the most out of your epidural. From finding optimal epidural birth positions to relieving epidural back pain, knowledge of laboring down can make all the difference. Read on to learn everything you need to know about laboring down with an epidural.
It's no secret that labor can be a tough process - and a long one, too. But if you're looking for ways to get your labor induced, then you've come to the right place! We've got a few tips to help you get the ball rolling and start the labor process in no time. So, if you're ready to start having your baby, read more on the blog for our top tips for getting your labor induced!
Have you heard that semen can help you go into labor? Human sperm has a high level of prostaglandin, which is a hormone-like substance that can help ripen the cervix and help labor to start. Since the 1960’s, providers have been using prostaglandin v@gin@l suppositories or gel as a way to induce labor. I don't know about you, but when I was very pregnant, I did NOT want to be touched- let alone do the deed 3 times in a row. Are you willing to do the deed to help induce your labor?
A positive birth experience can mean different things to different people. Your birth should be safe, empowering, and fulfilling according to what you feel is safe and empowering. Here are some key elements that can contribute to a positive birth experience: 1 Empowering Birth Education 2 Supportive caregivers 3 Minimal interventions 4 Positive environment 5 Supportive partner
Are you planning an unmedicated birth but found out you must be induced? I hear this so often inside my private student community. It is possible, I promise. I did it 3 times. You can do it too. You've got this, mama!! Comment and share your stories and ask your questions. 👉🏻❤️ Follow @labornursemama for pregnancy, birth, and postpartum resources and tips!
A fundal height that measures smaller or larger than expected — or increases more or less quickly than expected could mean one of the following: -Slow fetal growth -A multiple pregnancy -A significantly larger than-average baby -Too little amniotic fluid -Too much amniotic fluid Although this measurement is a good tool, it's not an exact science. If your measurement's off, your provider will do an ultrasound to ensure full measurement accuracy. Have you had your fundal height checked?
Are you about to start on a journey through labor induction? Congratulations! Inducing labor can be a daunting experience, but with the right guidance and knowledge, it can be a safe and successful process. In this article, you will learn everything you need to know about natural labor induction and medically induced labor, including the potential risks and benefits of each, what to expect during the process, and how to make sure you get the care you need.
Are you close to your due date but still no baby? It's time to consider induction of labor. Inducing labor can be both helpful and risky, so it's important to fully understand the process before making any decisions. If you're looking for information on the best tips for getting your labor induced, then you've come to the right place. Read more on the blog to learn why and how to get your labor induced safely.
Knowing the ins and outs of birthing with an epidural can be important for a successful labor and delivery experience. In this article, we will discuss the benefits and drawbacks of laboring down with an epidural, as well as techniques for epidural birth positions and pain relief strategies for epidural-induced back pain. Read on to learn more about the epidural birth experience and how to make the most of it!
The first hour after birth is incredibly important for both your baby and you as a mother. t's a time for baby to regulate their temperature, stabilize their blood sugar, and the skin to skin contact helps you start producing hormones that help you breastfeed. Take the time to gaze into your baby's eyes, and know that this is the beginning of a beautiful journey. Are you adding the golden hour to your birth plan? If you already gave birth, did you get to experience the golden hour?
Mama guilt. I wish I could say it goes away, but.. it does not. You are the thing that has to change. You have to learn how to let yourself off the hook, how to ignore the haters, and silence your inner critic. We often struggle with guilt because we are not meeting expectations, whether our own or others. One thing I want to remind you is this: YOU CAN STILL BE AN AWESOME MOM IF YOU MISS YOUR OLD LIFE BEFORE BABY! You are allowed. I promise you that.
If you’re pregnant, then you know that getting ready for labor and delivery can be overwhelming. But you may be wondering what labor induction is and if it’s something you need to know about. This article will cover everything you need to know about labor induction, both natural labor induction and labor induction with medical interventions. Find out more about the risks, benefits, and more about the labor induction process.
It’s crazy to think about our little ones growing up, driving, graduating, or even retiring, but the truth is that it all happens in the blink of an eye. 👉🏻Hey! I’m Trish❤️, or @labor.nurse.mama Labor Nurse Mama Birth Courses are where you can learn all the things you need to know to be prepared for your birth! Link in Bio! Remember to cherish all the moments. ❤️ Comment and let us know which shocks you the most!
Here are more must-haves for postpartum that I swear by: Belly Wrap: Provides belly and back support. Hemorrhoidal Pads: Struggling with hemorrhoids? Keep them in the fridge. Padsicles: For tears, repairs, and your booty. Pain Reliever: Take them! You DONT have to suffer! Sprays, Balms, and Ointments: They go a long way with comfort. Nursing Bra: For swollen boobs and for easy access. Water Bottle: Staying hydrated during recovery IS A MUST. Snacks: Ups your energy.
After giving birth, it’s important to take care of your body and give yourself the comfort and relief you need during your postpartum recovery. One way that I teach all my students is by using pads with Tucks and Dermoplast for any tears, repairs, and hemorrhoids. They provide a little added cushion and support AND help soothe and numb any pain or discomfort. It’s a game-changer! How are you preparing for postpartum?
Are you visual like I am? If so, this will help you understand what we mean when we check your cervix. Pictured is 1 cm to 10 cm. It sounds like so little, yet it is a huge accomplishment. Never be negative about your cervical change. It is incredible, and each little change is monumental. Do you see how as the cervix opens, it also gets thinner? The thinning out is called effacement. Notice how at 1 cm is thick and closed. But at 10 cm, the cervix is thinned out and opened.
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Here's how to do the Miles Circuit to Induce labor. It is a series of stretches to help start labor. Do every day starting at 37 weeks. Each move is purposeful allowing the pelvis to open and strectch ligaments. Read the full article for insider tips.
"My baby is breech, and I am freaking out!" I get it, mama; I had this happen in 3 pregnancies. I was even breech at 38 weeks with 2 of them. Well, guess what? I turned all 3 through various methods and a lot of fear and anxiety. But they turned. First and foremost, BE PATIENT! Especially if you are under 36 weeks, time is the best answer for your baby to turn. You are not automatically going to have a cesarean! Here are some ways to encourage a breech baby to turn!
The way pushing is approached is insane. Who decided we should push on our backs with our legs in stirrups? We have to change the current birth culture! The second stage of labor (pushing) is so hard on us if we don't work WITH our bodies. I teach my students how to understand and work with their bodies and baby. NOT AGAINST! We do not push in a position that is convenient for someone else. Check out this list of what you can include in your birth plan about pushing!