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Posts Tagged ‘Labor’

Birth – More Than Just a Healthy Mom and Baby

“At least you have a healthy baby and you are okay!”   How many times have I heard these words said to a mother who just went through a delivery that was very different then what she had hoped for.  More often than I have hoped.  The person who says these words are meaning to…

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Labor Stress & Adrenaline in Labor

Adrenaline in Labor

So you are laboring at home beautifully – things are progressing well.  Contractions are 3-4 minutes apart so you and your partner decide it’s time to head to the hospital, your chosen place of birth.  You waddle as gracefully as you can to labor and delivery triage and they place the monitors on you to…

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Fear and Anxiety in Giving Birth

hormones labor

Did you know that fear and anxiety in giving birth can affect regular labor? When we are afraid our body tenses up and releases adrenaline. Let’s talk about each of these effects. Today I will talk about tension and next week I will talk about the effects of adrenaline. One of our first reactions, when…

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