5 Common Causes of Preterm Labor

Preterm labor, also called premature labor, is defined as having contractions and beginning true labor after 20-weeks of pregnancy and more than three weeks shy of your due date. This is not to be confused with Braxton Hicks contractions, which are sporadic and do not...

Things to Consider When Creating a Birth Plan

You know what they say about “best laid plans…”. That being said, plans are still a good idea. You might not stick to one – nature or other forces may have their way with your plan – but the act of creating the plan is often the most important of the...

Know the Stages of Labor

If we had one wish for Hollywood, we would wish them the ability to create more realistic depictions of the early labor phase of the first stage of labor. In truth, what you see on TV – woman casually strolling through the mall when she instantly crouches, gasps,...

7 Ways to Make Childbirth Easier

Yes, we know – the words “childbirth” and “easy” aren’t used in the same sentence all that often. That being said, there are women who experience shorter labors – and that typically denotes “easier labors”, unless the said labor resulted in a cesarean section. On...

Am I REALLY in Labor?

Am I really in labor? When you’re 9 months pregnant with your first baby, it’s so exciting. It’s hard not to just rush to the hospital at the first sign of contractions. Alas, much of the time, those first few contractions are actually “false labor” and are simply a...