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What the heck is a Mucus Plug?

During your pregnancy your body will produce mucus that accumulates at your cervix- called the mucus plug. As you get closer to delivering your cervix will become softer and start to dilate. 103 more words

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What the heck in a Bishop Score?

The Bishop score is all about your cervix. There are 5 different categories assessed during a vaginal exam to determine “readiness” for labor and whether induction would be necessary. 173 more words

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How the heck do you time your contractions?

Finally after all this time you feel your first contraction! You may be feeling excitement, nervous, or anywhere in between. Feeling a little bit of anxiety is normal in this instance, you’ve been waiting weeks and weeks, now it’s finally here. 300 more words

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Birth Tip #1- Don’t get too attached to that birth plan…

I know there are a lot of great birth planning tools out there these days- free downloadable birth plans, visual birth plans, and I’m sure there’s probably a birth plan app floating around somewhere that I haven’t discovered yet. 303 more words

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May 24-Power to the Parents: Community Support for Expecting and New Parents

Are you a new or expecting parent? Do you have questions about birth or newborn care? Are you trying to figure out what kind of birth setting is best for you? 150 more words

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Birth Tip #1- Don't get too attached to that birth plan...

I know there are a lot of great birth planning tools out there these days- free downloadable birth plans, visual birth plans, and I’m sure there’s probably a birth plan app floating around somewhere that I haven’t discovered yet. 303 more words

Birth

What the heck is a Birth Plan?

It sounds pretty straight forward, but with some much information out there, what exactly should you include? How long should it be? Will the doctors actually read it? 433 more words

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