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I Want to Get Pregnant, Now What?

You’ve decided to have a baby—that’s so exciting! While some women seem to blink and get pregnant, it can take quite some time for others. Once you’ve made the decision, actually getting pregnant can feel like a game of “hurry up and wait.” Here are some things you should keep in mind as you start trying.… Read the rest

Inducing Labor: What you Need to Know

Okay, mamas. Your due date has come and gone, and labor is nowhere in sight, despite the fact that you’ve tried everything! The truth is, sometimes inducing labor is necessary.

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There are various medical reasons to induce labor, and your provider will look at many things such as your health, the health of your little one, the positioning of the baby, and what’s going on with your cervix.… Read the rest

Inducing Labor: Pitocin 101

We’ve all heard stories of friends or family members being induced, and conflicting opinions about whether it was necessary, and what was used to help with the induction. It can be scary hearing stories that speculate about whether it was necessary, and especially stories about Pitocin, a drug commonly used in inductions.… Read the rest

Medical Intervention During Labor

Taking the (other) F-word out of the conversation

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Whether you’re planning to have a baby one day, you’re expecting a little bundle of joy in the near future, or you’ve already had a baby, you probably have an opinion on certain kinds of medical intervention during labor.… Read the rest

Paging Village OB: The Scoop on VBAC’s from 2 OB’s

With the national cesarean birth rate at more than a quarter of all births, more and more women want to know about VBACS (vaginal birth after C-section).  I think it’s important to understand the benefits and the risks associated with them as well as how best to prepare if you want to explore this option for the birth of your child. Read the rest

Paging Rosie: The Polarizing Nature of Pregnancy & Childbirth

I’m having a hard time formulating what I am trying to say on this topic, as I certainly don’t wish to offend anyone (which I suppose kind of proves the ultimate point I’m trying to make).  Let me also say before I launch into this that I support all childbirth choices that end up with a healthy mom and baby, and that these choices can be different for everyone.… Read the rest

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