Pregnancy can be an exciting, and scary, time for mothers-to-be. As a mother who has already experienced the joys, trials and tribulations of pregnancy, it can be tricky to walk the delicate line between supporting and scaring her. Here are some tips to support the first-time mother in your life: Avoid the scary L&D stories There are so many caring and supportive things we … [Read more...] about Labor and Delivery Stories: How to Support Without Scaring!
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Cesarean deliveries are common, but the procedure is a major surgery on your abdomen. The surgery adds another aspect to childbirth recovery, possibly adding pain and limiting you physically. Like any medical procedure, the recovery after a C-section varies from one woman to the next. Some women recover quickly, while others experience complications that draw out the recovery … [Read more...] about What to Expect After a C-Section Delivery
Most women would describe childbirth as being a painful experience. Although some degree of pain is usually associated with childbirth, you don't have to suffer through the process. There are many alternatives to try during the course of labor to alleviate the discomforts of birth. They may not take the pain completely away, but they will help make it more tolerable. Build a … [Read more...] about Alternative Pain Relief During Labor & Delivery
Thirty-six hours of epidural-free labor and she's got herself a kid! I'd say she should get some type of award for that. But for Danica McKellar, 3-month-old son Draco is the grand prize. "If I had known it was going to be 36 hours, I’m not sure I would’ve been able to do it," McKellar said of her extremely long labor and delivery. The actress, … [Read more...] about Danica McKeller is Happy and Healthy After 36 Hours of Labor and Delivery
A Cesarean section delivery, or C-section is a major abdominal surgery, so you can expect that it will take longer to heal than a vaginal delivery. Exact healing times vary from woman to woman, though there are things that you can do to help it along. The more rest you get, the faster you can heal.Your Hospital StayYour health insurance plan will often determine the amount of … [Read more...] about How Long Does it Take to Recover From a C-Section Delivery?