How To: Do self-inducing labor techniques

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.

How To: Tie a basic front carry wrap for a baby

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...

How To: Ease labor pain naturally

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 ...

How To: Ease labor pains during child birth

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...

How To: Induce labor

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.

How To: Tie a double cross carry for a baby with a long wrap

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...

How To: Create a fun baby shower diaper cake

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!

How To: Tie a hip cross carry wrap baby carrier

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...

How To: Make a sheet sling

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.

How To: Use natural methods to induce child labor

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!

How To: Prepare for childbirth pains (labor pains)

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.

How To: Detect the symptoms of postpartum depression

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.

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