Delivery Labor Pains: Should I Get an Epidural?

Delivery Labor Pains

Many pregnant women, especially those giving birth for the first time, have questions about pain management. A big question we get asked is whether or not you should get an epidural during labor. 

It’s important to understand the risks and benefits of all pain management options. Discussing your options and concerns with your OB/Gyn prior to delivery helps you to be as prepared as possible, and ensures whichever pain management option you choose fits with your birth plan preferences.

In this post we discuss labor and delivery pain management options, when you can get an epidural, and alternatives to epidurals or medication.

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Prenatal Vitamins

prenatal vitamins

When you’re first trying to conceive, you may feel overwhelmed by how much you don’t know – especially if it’s your first! While there are all kinds of medical information out there about preparing your body the best you can to have a baby, there’s one piece of advice that you should definitely pay attention to: take prenatal vitamins. Continue reading “Prenatal Vitamins”

Ovulation Tracking

Trying to get pregnant is an exciting, and sometimes nerve-wracking, time. Whether this is your first time trying for a baby, or you have children and want to grow your family, you and your partner are setting out on a life-changing journey. You want to have the best chances possible of conceiving, so tracking your fertility and ovulation can be important.

For some couples, getting pregnant happens quickly and easily once they make the decision to conceive. For other couples, the process isn’t so straightforward, or there may be questions or issues about infertility to address. 

No matter what your particular situation is, fertility tracking is a useful tool to increase your chances of getting pregnant in any given month. 

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Hospital Bag Checklist

what to bring in your hospital bag when giving birth

The big day is almost here; do you have your hospital bag ready?

Babies sometimes arrive earlier than expected, so it’s good to be prepared for your hospital stay by your eighth month of pregnancy. When you go into labor you don’t want to be scrambling around looking for what to pack!

Especially for first-time parents, it can be hard to figure out what you’ll need, so we have put together a helpful checklist of items to consider bringing with you.

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