Epidurals – What are they? Are they for you?

Whether you’ve known from day one that you’d be asking for an epidural or have your heart set on a medicine-free birth, here’s the lowdown on epidurals and how they can take some of the pain out of labor and delivery. Remember that we are all individuals and our different thresholds of pain span the gamut from high to low.  It is fortunate that for those who want medication, it is available.  An article released on Kid’s Health on epidurals offers a comprehensive look at what epidurals are, how they work, and who can best benefit from them.   There are many big decisions that you need to make before you give birth. One of them is whether or not to bank your baby’s cord blood and/or tissue. If you’d like to learn more before making that decision, download our free info packet.  The post Epidurals – What are they? Are they for you? appeared first on Cord Blood &Tissue Banking Made Affordable | Maze Cord Blood.
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You're reading Mum’s the Word: How Mantra Meditation Can Help When You’re Expecting, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Your body is preparing for motherhood; an incredibly rewarding but physically demanding adventure. If you find yourself in a maelstrom of mood swings –  amidst the cramping, soreness, nausea, cravings and other palpable changes that characterise the experience of early pregnancy – you are not alone.  People who have prior experience of this epic journey ...
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This is a guest post from one of our patients. She is 32 and recently froze her eggs at Malpani Infertility ClinicOur 20 ’s and early 30's may be theeasiest time to have a baby but it's not always the best time - for a lot of good reasons. We are at the top of our career and want to grow professionally; we want to prepare emotionally and financially to be parents ; and we are unwilling to settle for Mr. RightNow instead of Mr. Right.The problem is that the biological clock is ticking on - and we can hear it loud and clear ! The good news is that with a little medical help , we can freeze time , to plan for the future...
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We hear a lot about the three trimesters of pregnancy. But many women (and even some medical professionals) know little about a newly described and critical time period in women’s lives that desperately needs our attention: the fourth trimester. As a practicing obstetrician-gynecologist, I know that the medical care of women before, during, and immediately after pregnancy has long focused on the goal of achieving a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. But too often, the fourth trimester — that time between birth and 12 weeks postpartum — is swept aside. For example, we encourage all women to start taking...
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Being born and giving birth is full of pain, blood, and trauma. Many science fiction works, such as Brave New World, Matrix, The Island, or I am Mother imagine being brought to the world without actually being born in a mother’s womb. How far-fetched are these scenarios? Could the appearance of the artificial womb replace human mothers and natural birth in the future? How will we come into this world in 2050? Will we be born? The trauma of being born and giving birth The experience of being born and leaving the nurturing womb of our mother after more or less nine months is painful, bloody, and traumatic. Abrupt...
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BOSTON (CBS) — Looking back at baby pictures reminds Brandi Dean of a terrifying scare during her second pregnancy. It turns out the Wellesley mom had Lyme disease. “All of a sudden, the right side of my body was completely numb. My heart was racing. I was disoriented and I said, ‘I think you need to take me to the hospital,’” she remembered. After the standard antibiotic treatment, Dean still didn’t feel right. “I’d gone to 12 different specialists and they all had diagnosed me with anxiety.” She had what the Centers for Disease Control calls Post-Treatment Lyme Syndro...
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 Rachel Star Withers is a speaker, YouTuber, and lives with schizophrenia. She is also a professional stunt woman and tends to describe herself as a “schizo stunt girl.”     In this episode, Rachel tells us a little of her history with the disease and details how she first started in mental illness activism.  Originally meant to just help other people with schizophrenia know that they were not alone, her YouTube channel, RachelStarLive, has become the longest existing chronicle of a personal experience with schizophrenia.  Listen Now! SUBSCRIBE &REVIEW   Guest information for &...
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The women’s health technology or so-called femtech market has been on the rise for the last couple of years, but it has mainly revolved around fertility and pregnancy. We believe that female health topics reach far beyond such traditional issues and players should concentrate more on menopause, endometriosis, or mental health, just to name a few areas. Thus, we tried to collect companies which are on top of their game in the conventional fertility and/or pregnancy area, but also start-ups and ventures who are looking way beyond that. Here’s our guide to 10 outstanding companies in women’s health. The w...
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A fictional tale about the healing power of technology The mutation of the CDH1 gene determines the fate of generations of men in a Czech small town. The great-grandfather dies unexpectedly upon returning home from the trenches of the first World War – he survives the bullets of the Italian front but gives in after a pint of beer and schnitzel. The grandfather was already diagnosed with an illness, gastric cancer, which required the removal of his entire stomach – but his life couldn’t be saved either. His son was luckier, he was diagnosed in time with an early stage hereditary diffuse gastric cancer a...
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Sleeping in pregnancy! Is it comfortable for you? If you are a stomach sleeper then you have to switch sleep positions to put up your growing girth. Once you are pregnant, getting comfortable at night is no easy achievement. Finally your back is painful; your belly is threatening to take over the bed and your legs are cramping. Overall, you have to understand that which position is the safest as well as best for sleeping during pregnancy. Sleep During Pregnancy There are numerous reasons why pregnant ladies might have trouble receiving sufficient sleep, for example getting up regularly to urinate, stomach problems such as ...
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The Women and Children’s Clinic – A Midwife’s Perspective Bettina is a volunteer midwife at the Women and Children’s Clinic in our London Clinic. She is a qualified midwife and has been with Doctors of the World for a number of years. As a midwife the fact that the simplest definition of the word is to be “with woman” means a lot to me. It was a key factor in my decision to choose midwifery as a career and to this day prospective midwifery students will probably not get a training place unless they mention “women-centered care” a couple of times during their interview. I star...
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