Episiotomy: You want to cut me WHERE?!!

Katie GriffinNatural Hospital Birth, Online Childbirth Classes for Natural Birth

episiotomy - you want to cut me where

What is an episiotomy? An episiotomy is an incision made in the perineum to enlarge the vaginal outlet.  A midline … Read More

ECV: Should I Try External Version if Baby’s Breech?

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ECV: Should I Try External Version If Baby's Breech?

The best chance for a safe and healthy delivery comes when baby is born head first.  Complications increase when baby … Read More

Delayed Cord Clamping: Benefits for Your Baby

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Delayed Cord Clamping: Benefits for Your Baby

The debate about when to cut the umbilical cord has been the focus of many research studies of late.  For years, … Read More

C Section vs Vaginal Birth: Benefits of Vaginal Birth

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C SECTION VS VAGINAL BIRTH BENEFITS OF VAGINAL BIRTH

In the United States today, about 33% of women experience a c section vs vaginal birth (1).  There are certainly times … Read More

Pain Relief During Labor – Pain Medication Options

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pain relief during labor - pan medication options

The goal of natural childbirth classes is to prepare couples with non-medicinal coping tools that can provide powerful pain relief … Read More

Inducing Labor Pros and Cons

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inducing labor pros and cons

According to a nationwide survey, 41% of women experience medically-induced labor inductions (1). Today we’re going to explore the 3 most … Read More

Assisted Delivery vs C Section – What’s the Difference?

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assisted delivery vs c section

You’ve likely heard of assisted delivery and c sections, but what’s the difference between the two? Let’s discuss assisted delivery … Read More

Fetal Monitoring During Labor – What to Expect

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fetal monitoring during labor what to expect

If you’re planning to give birth in a hospital, no doubt you’ve heard about fetal monitoring. Most hospitals require some … Read More