With so much childbirth information passed on from friends and family members, it can be hard to figure out what is true, and what is not. If you mistakenly base your birthing decisions on a myth or misunderstanding, you are less likely to make a good decision and less likely to feel satisfied with your childbirth experience. Here are some of the most common myths about the pain of childbirth.Myth #1: Labor is always excruciating. Truth: When it was actually studied, only about 20% of women said labor was horrible or excruciating. Another 20% said they had low levels of pain. The rest of the labors were somewhere in the middle.1 Physical indicators that a woman would feel more pain with labor include a history of miscarriage or abortion and menstrual problems. Emotional indicators include difficulty accepting pregnancy, conflict about becoming a mother, being anxious about labor, unstable emotional feelings and a previous psychological issue requiring counseling. Social … [Read more...] about Labor Pain – Myths and Truth
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Now That You Are Pregnant:Pregnancy is a time of wonder. You wonder what you'll feel like later in your pregnancy. You wonder how your baby grows. You also wonder about birth and how it'll feel to become a parent.WHAT HAPPENS DURING YOUR PREGNANCY?During your pregnancy, you may feel different than you ever have before. You begin to see the physical changes in your body and you feel some emotional changes, too. Your baby also grows and changes rapidly.Pregnancy is divided into three time periods (called trimesters). With each time period lasting about 3 months, during which many things would occur.However, near the end of your pregnancy, you will think more and worry more about labor, birth, birth of the baby. In this write-up, I am considering labor, labor pains and how to tackle it.LABOR AND BIRTHLabor is the work done by your uterus when your baby is born. During labor, your uterus contracts and pushes your baby down into your cervix. This opens the cervix. After the cervix is … [Read more...] about Labor in Pregnancy
Pain is experienced at different levels for different people. We don't all feel pain the same way, in fact; two people can have the same injury and one can be very uncomfortable with pain and yet the other tolerate the pain and not really feel much. Chronic back pain is much the same thing. Some people are more able to cope with a constant pain than others. Dealing with pain is no fun and I'm sure all of us have experienced some type of pain throughout our life. It could have been caused from an injury or disease, a toothache, a headache, recovering from an operation or labor. At any rate, pain is no fun and at times very uncomfortable. This article will talk about how to deal with chronic back pain.Chronic back pain is an ongoing pain problem. It is termed chronic because it is long term, and in most cases constant pain. Unlike some temporary types of pain that will go away in time, chronic back pain is there to stay and very hard to deal with at times. I know it can get the best of … [Read more...] about Learn How To Deal With Chronic Back Pain
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(CNN)News of a woman in a vegetative state for more than a decade giving birth to a boy on December 29 has stirred emotions nationwide. The rare medical event raises many questions, including: How can a woman who is unconscious give birth? "It is very rare," said Dr. Deborah Feldman, who has heard about "maybe two or three cases" in the past two decades. Feldman, director for maternal fetal medicine at Hartford HealthCare Medical Group, treated a woman 20 years ago who had a stroke that rendered her brain-dead during her second trimester and who went on to have the baby. Feldman has read about, but has no direct knowledge of, the Arizona case. A woman in a coma for over 10 years gave birth last month, now police want DNA from men who work at facility The new case "speaks to the fact that the patient actually had largely normally functioning organs," Feldman said. "I can say that, biologically, her body actually was functioning very well in order to grow a full-term baby." … [Read more...] about How does someone in a vegetative state have a baby?