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Herbs for Managing Labor Pain

Herbs for Managing Labor Pain

Childbirth makes a woman experience severe pain occurring due to uterine contractions. Some women use anesthetics of varied forms for minimizing the pain and making the labor more convenient. Some, on the other hand take pain medications for alleviating labor pain. There are also certain herbs that can help in reducing pain associated with childbirth. Below we have discussed about some of the most frequently used herbs for managing labor pain. Skullcap: The scientific name of this herb is Scutelleria lateriflora; it is also sometimes referred to as American skullcap. Since the ancient times, skullcap has been used for treating anxiety; it acts as a relaxant relieving people from stress and nervousness. According to many midwives, applying a paste of the herb around the pelvic region of the  [...]

Herbal Remedies for Inducing Labor

Herbal Remedies for Inducing Labor

Are you looking to give birth to your child through normal delivery, but worrying that you may be experiencing delayed labor? Then labor inducing herbal remedies can help you to get rid of the anxiety related to the possibility of delayed labor. Below we have discussed some of the most effective ones among those herbal remedies: Remedy 1: Drinking a tea prepared using raspberry leaves all through the pregnancy period will induce labor at the right time and will also prevent miscarriage. This remedy is also known to get rid of morning sickness. Remedy 2: When you are around the 37th week of pregnancy, make the tincture prepared using black cohosh a part of daily diet. This remedy works by ripening the cervix area and as a result the woman experience labor at the right time. Add 5 drops of the  [...]

Birth Doula During Delivery – Part II

Birth Doula During Delivery – Part II

Many couples spending lavishly on their wedding day yet ponder twice on shelling fractionally lesser on whether to hire a birth doula on the big occasion of delivering their baby. Many services providing doulas ask for their fee structure split up into a number of mini-payments. A part of the payment is to be handed over when the contract is signed; part of it between thirty-six and thirty-eight weeks of gestation and the remnant is due at delivery. However one would wonder what to do in case of an unanticipated caesarean section. A number of doula services state that in case the doulas did not offer labor support since the expecting mom underwent a caesarean section then the cash could be directed in the direction of post-delivery care by the doula coming up to around twenty-five dollars hourly  [...]

Birth Doula During Delivery – Part I

Birth Doula During Delivery – Part I

The term ‘Doula’ is borrowed from primeval Greek which translates to ‘females who serve’. The contemporary description of doulas is ‘skilled and knowledgeable professionals who offer continual support physically as well as mentally to expectant mothers prior to, during and soon following childbirth. What is the role of a Birth Doula? Doulas don the part of mothering the mothers at the time of labor and childbirth. They are skilled advocates who are there for carrying out a pregnant woman’s birthing plan and it is her duty to aid in communicating the mom’s wishes to care-providers thus ascertaining that the pregnant woman’s requirements are fulfilled and her desires valued. A birth doula would mostly use massaging, hypno-birthing, aromatherapy and several unwinding methods to  [...]

Incredible Lamaze

Incredible Lamaze

Lamaze is the widely chosen childbirth method in the U.S. with 1 in 4 childbirths or nearly 1 million child deliveries annually is to a female edified with this method. Pain management with no need of medicine intervention is what appeals to several expectant parents that are biased towards an innate birth experience and hence often choose the Lamaze method in the second or final trimester of pregnancy. Lamaze lays emphasis on rhythmic, deep breathing techniques and active concentration based essentially on relaxation that are practiced by expectant mothers to assist in easing and managing pain and shift attention away from pain during delivery. Dr. Fernand Lamaze, an obstetrician from France was the first to introduce this child birthing technique during 1951. Lamaze classes assist a couple  [...]

Conceive Girl Baby – Handy Tips for Maximizing Chances

Conceive Girl Baby – Handy Tips for Maximizing Chances

Since long, women have been swapping suggestions on the best way of enhancing their likelihood of getting either a male or female baby, though several of those lack any medical proof about their actual efficacy. Some women confess to have found some of the folklore and old wife’s tales do seem to work for them. All those women intent on tipping the scales towards having a female baby, trying a few ideas mentioned herewith might just do the trick. The best pointer on attempting to conceive girl baby is being aware of when one starts ovulating (midst of menstrual cycle in case menses are regular). In case one could zero in on the precise date, it would greatly improve one’s odds of having a girl innately. Bearing in mind that the male sperm cells have a quicker pace at reaching the egg,  [...]

Masculinisation Of Birthing Environment Could Delay Labour

Masculinisation Of Birthing Environment Could Delay Labour

The birth of a child is a memorable experience for all those dads that lugged through the process, managing not to faint. However, a top gynaecologist cautioned that the presence of the father during labour might in fact have a harming effect on the mom and child. Michael Odent avers that presence of the hubby or partner in the birthing area raises the chances of a Caesarean section, consequent split in the marriage and also mental ailments. He also considers that it could even prolong and make the process of labour more agonizing as the woman is faced with distraction due to the father nervousness. He asserts that the child delivery would be more hassle-free when women were by themselves under the care of a silent, low-profile and qualified midwife. Michael Odent who has been involved in child  [...]

When Is Episiotomy Necessary?

When Is Episiotomy Necessary?

Episiotomy is a surgical slit done in the section of the skin that lies in-between the vagina and the anus – the perineum for enlarging the vaginal opening to facilitate easier emergence of the baby’s head during delivery. Though, earlier deemed as the norm during child delivery, there is immense disagreement regarding whether episiotomy is helpful  or not – few experts prefer to opt for a perineal slit rather than a cut, and studies do indicate that tears have swifter recuperation rates and have less chances of complications. Though episiotomies are no more considered an unavoidable practice, one might require to get one – for instance if one is having a large-sized or breech baby, an forceps-aided delivery, a vacuum extraction or the baby might have got trapped in the birth canal.  [...]