Birth Stories are an ancient yet enduring mode of helping the next generation of mothers and fathers learn about what they could (or should) expect with their upcoming birth experiences. These full narratives that capture individual birth journeys work to establish trust, validate emotions, and ultimately inform decisions that shape a culture’s reproductive growth rate and self-perception. In short, Birth Stories are important. They are important at the individual level, and at national/global levels. In this article, we review prior
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There is no wrong time to attend the webinar. The sooner the better, in fact. If you do attend the webinar before the third trimester, we do recommend taking good notes so that you carry what you’ve learned into the future and review key concepts before and after the birth. But the earlier you learn about these techniques, the sooner you can begin modifying your lifestyle to effectively realize your ideal birth!
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While we cover much of the same basic content in our core webinar presentation, we frequently bring in special guest speakers so that they can contribute their own unique perspectives. Most of our guest speakers are women who specialize in birth-related fields such as midwives, doulas, childbirth educators, and so forth. We also have experienced fathers join from time to time as guest speakers.
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Nuchal Cord, also known as True Knot, is a condition that can occur during pregnancy when the umbilical cord becomes entangled around the baby’s neck. This can happen either before or during labor and delivery. Nuchal cords are more common than you might think, occurring in about 1 in 3 pregnancies. Risk Factors and Complications There are several risk factors associated with nuchal cord development. These include: Advanced maternal age (35 years or older) Obesity Smoking Diabetes Use of assisted
Hypnobirthing, also known as the “Mongan Method” or “Mind-Body Birthing”, is a term used in the pregnancy and birthing industry to describe a particular approach to childbirth. This natural childbirth method is said to be based on the belief that the mind can have a powerful influence on the body and, specifically, on the birthing process. It involves giving birth in a state of deep relaxation. This state is achieved through various means, including visualization and breathing exercises. The purpose
Oligohydramnios, also known as low amniotic fluid, is a condition that can occur during pregnancy. It is characterized by a decrease in the amount of amniotic fluid surrounding the fetus. Amniotic fluid is important for fetal development and helps to protect the fetus from infection and trauma. It can occur at any point during pregnancy, but is most common in the third trimester. Causes There are a number of different causes of oligohydramnios, including: Placental insufficiency: This occurs when the
A threatened miscarriage is when you experience symptoms that suggest that you may miscarry, but the pregnancy is still viable. This can happen in the early stages of pregnancy, before you even know you’re pregnant. Symptoms of a threatened miscarriage include vaginal bleeding and cramping. The bleeding may be light or heavy, and it may or may not be accompanied by clots. The cramping may be mild or severe. In most cases, a threatened miscarriage will resolve on its own
Hegar’s sign, also known as Hegar’s sign of pregnancy, is a sign used to confirm pregnancy, typically occurring between the sixth and eighth weeks of gestation, and is also used to estimate gestational age. It is characterized by the softening of the lower uterine segment and cervical dilatation in response to pressure from the growing fetus. Hegar’s Sign was first described in 1879 by German gynecologist Ernst Heinrich Georg August Ludwig Hegar. It is named after him. The exact cause