Get ready to meet your lil one! In the final days of pregnancy, expectant mamas have a lot on their minds. But as the nesting instinct sets in, take advantage of the downtime to read up on what lies ahead. Before heading to the hospital, check out our guide of things every mom-to-be should know.
While some expectant mamas go the natural route opting for drug-free births, others enter labor and delivery with the intention to ease pain as early as possible. In either case, it is best to know your pain relief options before entering the hospital, as even the best laid plans can fall by the wayside as labor progresses and the situations change.
There are several different forms of pain relief used by doctors depending on your situation. No one form is best for all deliveries, so to take a look at the difference between the methods, read more
When my OB/GYN asked me what my birthing plan was I looked at her like a lost dog. I wanted to say, "Well, if you mean pushing the baby out, that's it."
She saw my confusion and said, "Do you plan on having a natural birth, bath birth or drugs?" I quickly replied, "Drugs please!"
When I checked into the hospital, the nurse told me I could get the epidural at any point so I got it right away.
To see how the epidural surprised me, read more