Breathing through delivery pain sounds good, but will that Lamaze class really help you manage the pain during labor? What's an epidural really like? How else do pregnant women manage the discomfort of labor, delivery, and birth?
While some women elect to have a cesarean section, most c-sections are performed because of pregnancy complications like a premature baby, labor difficulty, or exhaustion during childbirth. Learn more about how a c-section works, in this video!
This video shows you how to deliver a baby. There are several steps. The first one is labor and it comes in various time frames. Once dilated to 10 centimeters, the mother will begin to push.
The miracle of life is a beautiful thing, in theory. Delivering a baby in person is a messy and intense experience. If you ever find yourself needing to help with an emergency delivery keep your wits and these tips in mind.
Your baby is ready to be born - but there can still be problems with delivery. A breech birth, macrosomia, or cord prolapse can all require an emergency c-section. Be prepared for potential delivery problems in advance, by watching this video.
You have been waiting for your baby for nine months. Your due date has come and gone. Once a pregnancy has reached it's 42nd week the baby is officially overdue. This how-to video goes over some of the methods used to induce labor.
If you want to stay drug free for the birth of your baby, then you may want to consider watching this video and getting some tips on ways to relieve labor pain naturally.
This video discusses how to deal with early labor. The most important thing is to eat and drink when you first realize you are in labor.
There is no known way to increase your odds of bearing identical twins, but if you want to have fraternal twins there are some ways that you can increase your odds. This video will explain some ways, including changing your diet and having multiple pregnancies.
If your baby isn't quite coming on schedule, you're probably wondering to yourself how you're going to make it happen. This video will show you countless natural methods to getting your body to begin labor, be sure to keep a piece of paper and a pen, there's a lot to take down!
If you're looking for a great baby shower gift, you should try making a diaper cake. This is an easy and fun gift to make that only take around $50+ to make. You can use a variety of different ingredients to make this cool looking gift that is sure to bring joy into the world. Not only does it look cool, but it will make everyone else's gift look little. So sit back and enjoy!
Giving birth is not a walk through the park and there are always concerns from the mother-to-be. Doctors speak about the procedure in applying an epidural talk about different kinds of pain medications available. As much as the mom is concerned, they touch base on what the father's role is during the procedures are as well.
Does that baby just not want to budge? If you are towards the end of your pregnancy, or long overdue and nothing seems to be working, check out this tutorial. In this video you will receive tips from Dr. Lisa Gibbons, an OB/GYN at Cascadia Women's Clinic in Vancouver, Washington. Dr. Gibbons will share with you all of her expertise on how to make that baby come faster and give your body a break.
In this video, we learn how to ease labor pains during birth. One way is to move your body and try different birthing positions. This will open up different parts of the pelvis and help more than lying down. Once you receive an epidural you won't be able to get up, so make sure you do these exercises during early labor. As long as your health care provider allows it, do these before you receive drugs. Any of these will help during contractions and help with pain during labor. Every woman is d...
It's not unusual to feel a little down after giving birth. You've been through a major life event, and your mind and body are recovering. Postpartum depression is more serious than the typical “baby blues” that can occur after childbirth. Learn how to identify this condition so you can treat it and spend more time enjoying your baby.
Ouch! Is your baby's bottom red and sore? Say goodbye to diaper rash with these tried-and-true remedies.
Your pregnancy is finally over! Now, your newborn baby is ready to breast feed... and you've got the breast milk? but somehow its not that simple. Watch this video to get the breastfeeding basics!
70% of pregnant women have a vaginal delivery, where the baby is delivered through the mother's vagina. This method of childbirth is as time-tested as pregnancy itself. Learn more about the stages of labor and how vaginal delivery works, in this video!
The mother's body can be the source of delivery complications like placenta previa or uterine rupture. If delivery problems do occur, your doctor can usually help you manage these childbirth complications with medication or an emergency cesarean section.
For those of you who have never viewed an actual child birth, be forewarned. It is a miracle. It is not pretty.
When you need a sling, and you need it now, this how-to video shows a way to make an emergency sling out of a sheet. Take a sheet and fold it in half lengthwise and wrap it around the shoulders. Tie a slip knot in the sheet. Then grab your baby. Watch this video infant care tutorial and learn how to make a quick and easy sling out of a sheet.
Some babies like to be carried on the hip, but arms can tire quickly, and most carriers function either to the front or back. This how-to video demonstrates the process of tying a hip cross carry out of a long baby wrap. Find the middle marker. Place the wrap behind you. Make one side of your cross the short side. Bring the longer side under the short side then around your back making a cross on your hip. The longer side is the tail. Make a slip knot around the tail on your shoulder. Grab you...
Any long wrap can secure any size baby leaving your arms free with the basic front wrap demonstrated in this how-to video. Find the middle of your wrap. Place middle marker in front of your chest. Wrap both lengths around your back and over your shoulder. Lift straps above head to adjust. Grab your baby. Wrap lengths around baby's bottom and under each of the legs. Depending on type of wrap, tie off with a half or double knot. Watch this video infant care tutorial and learn how to tie a basic...
Need a way to carry around your baby while keeping your arms free? No need to buy a special carrier, all you need is a sturdy cloth and the step-by-step instructions in this how-to video. Find the middle of your wrap. Center on the small of the back. Cross each length over opposite shoulder. Adjust for comfort. Take opposite ends in each hand and cross in the back. Tie a square knot in the front. Get your baby. Place each leg on either side of the cross. Spread the fabric out starting with th...
Every has heard about Braxton Hicks contraction, but how do you relieve them? If you're pregnant get tips on how to relieve the discomfort of Braxton Hicks contractions from this child birth how to video.
Many women worry that they won't be able to tell the difference between their Braxton Hicks contractions and the real signs of labor. Find out the differences between Braxton Hicks and real labor contractions with child brith tips from this how-to video.
Giving birth is a joyful but difficult time for many pregnant women. Learn about the stages of labor with tips from a certified doula in this free pregnancy video.
Labor pains are one of the most difficult parts of giving birth and pregnancy in general. Learn about pain control during labor with tips from a labor educator in this free pregnancy video series.
Contractions, water breaking, and the hormonal loop are all signs of a woman going into labor. Learn how to know if you're going into labor in this free video on pregnancy and childbirth.
Forget all the drugs used to induce you into labor. Our nine and a half month pregnant host demonstrates how to do induce labor naturally and safely by massaging pressure points. She also offers great yoga poses to do on a Swiss ball to reduce lower back aches. You don't have to stop your daily yoga routine during pregnancy.
Breathing properly helps to avoid tensing up during contractions and gives you something else to focus on, helping to distract from the pains of labor. Breath properly during labor.
This video gives instructions on how to suction mucus out of a newborn baby's nose using a bulb syringe.
This video shows how to perform a pelvic exam of a pregnant woman in labor.
This video instructs on how to deliver a baby in a hospital setting.
Maternity Acupressure is one of the natural ways to induce labor and delivery when your pregnancy is overdue and you want to avoid medical labor induction. Watch this how to video and learn how.
Watch this video to learn how to do kegel exercises for to prepare pregnant women for childbirth.
Learn various relaxation techniques to help speed up labor and to help relieve the pain.
Every pregnant woman can benefit from having helpers in the delivery room. Watch this video to see how dads and other labor coaches can provide support. Choose a good labor coach.
You've probably heard that breathing exercises can ease labor pain, but did you know that there are many other pain-relief techniques at your disposal. In this video learn: why you need support and how to put together a team, the reason you feel pain during labor and how your body copes naturally, how deep breathing works and how, why moaning, sighing, chanting, and other vocalizations can ease pain, visualization and relaxation techniques from women who've used them successfully. Ease labor ...
Since you'll be recovering form childbirth yourself, you probably won't see these tests and procedures being performed on your own baby. Now's your chance to find out what the doctors will do so you can ask questions before the big day. Know what happens moments after the delivery.