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NIHR Signal: Delaying pushing in labour has no benefit for women with an epidural and/or spinal for pain relief

For women having their first baby with an epidural and/or spinal anaesthetic for pain-relief, the timing of pushing after full dilatation of the cervix does not affect the numbers that achieve normal vaginal delivery.  212 more words

Why I am skipping the epidural this time

I’ve gotten a lot of questions lately about my birth plan, and why I plan to skip the epidural this time around even though I am planning a VBAC, so I thought I’d write about it here. 833 more words

Back and knee pain after C-section

Two hours after my C-section intervention I started slowly to feel my body again, first I could move my toes (ok my toe on my right foot I was capable to move during the operation) then I started to feel the upper part of my legs and then my cut which was incredible painful, I had to ask the nurse to give me a strong pain killer and everything was fine, I said to myself it’s not so bad but I didn’t suspect that the surprise will come after. 416 more words

Motherhood

Anesthesiologist in Witness Protection (or, how I wound up with an unintended, unmedicated childbirth)

This is for my mom posse who, like me, never had an unmedicated, “natural” child birth. Because we never wanted one. Because the epidural is God’s gift to womankind and the best legal high covered by health insurance. 1,042 more words

Delaying pushing in labour has no benefit for women with an epidural and/or spinal for pain relief

NIHR Signal | February 2019 | Delaying pushing in labour has no benefit for women with an epidural and/or spinal for pain relief

A US study may help to inform practice in the UK. 191 more words

Pain Management

Antenatal Class: topics and questions

During last night’s antenatal class we talked about:

  • pain relief – TENS, using gas & air, diamorphine, epidurals and birthing pools
  • birth – the individuality of pushing and birth, being guided by your body, using positions, the benefits of gravity, working with your body and doing what feels right for you.
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Birth, Baby & Family

What to Pack (In Your Brain) for Labor

If you are first time mom, chances are you have at least one blog post saved to Pinterest titled something along the lines of, “What to Pack for the Hospital.” Packing the hospital bag (or preparing the home birth supplies) is an exciting step! 939 more words

Doula