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Helping families experience a safe and positive birth
Helping families experience a safe and positive birth

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You wake up in the middle of the night because you are having contractions that are too strong to sleep through. Will you: Use Heat to Lessen the Pain Applying heat to a source of pain can be effective in reducing the pain for short periods of time.…

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Baby’s Growth Week 31 Over the next two weeks he will mature enough that his chances of survival if born early will be pretty good. About 30% of triplets and 10% of twins are born at this time, however most often it is best for babies to stay in the…

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Baby’s Growth Week 27 Your baby is at a point of rapid brain growth, and he still needs to mature several systems. The lungs and liver are continuing their development, and the immune system is improving. Week 28 The rapid brain growth that started last…

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Baby’s Growth Week 22 Your baby is working on developing two more senses, taste and touch. All her organ systems are in place, but the specialization and maturation of the systems is continuing. If your baby is a girl, her reproductive organs have formed…

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Baby’s Growth Week 18 Two exciting things happen around this week: your baby may be developed enough to see and to hear. Your baby uses these skills before she is born as a way to familiarize herself with the environment she will live in. Although her…

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As your baby grows, and your body changes to support the baby, you will gain weight. Some Women Have Tried… Instead of focusing on how much weight you are gaining, focus on eating well and getting adequate exercise Put all your scales in a closet and do…

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You have been experiencing contractions on and off for a couple days. Today they seem more rhythmic and have had a steady pattern for a couple hours. You are frustrated that it has taken this long for labor to start, and hope to get it moving this time.…

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Your enlarging uterus puts pressure on your pelvis. The sciatic nerve can be affected as the pelvis relaxes and stretches. This would feel like pain that starts in the pelvis and continues down the thigh. Some women feel sharp pains on either side of your…

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Your blood volume increases during pregnancy, and the high progesterone levels relax your blood vessels to prevent high blood pressure. However, the relaxed and slack vessels can slow down your circulation enough that you feel faint when you stand up…

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Managing sore breasts while pregnant

Mammary glands are the only glands that do not mature during puberty. Instead, they mature during pregnancy. This growth and development of the glands can (but do not always) cause the surrounding area to be sensitive to the touch, or sore. This is…
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