• what do contractions feel like

    what do contractions feel like?

    Some pregnant women are afraid of the potential pain of labor, afraid of the unknown.  An important thing to remember about these sensations  is that labor is a normal, natural process. This makes it different from any other pain you may experience.   Remember…

  • what does the cervix look like?

    Ever wonder what your cervix looks like? Or the changes it goes through during your monthly cycle? Wonder no more. My beautiful cervix has a color photo of the cervix for every day during a  33 day cycle. You’ll see the obvious changes…

  • due date calculator

    frequently asked questions about due dates

    There is too much emphasis placed on due dates. The due date is actually just an estimation of when your baby will be born. The average length of pregnancy for first time pregnancies is slightly more than 41 weeks long How is due…

  • can my baby be too big for my pelvis?

    I frequently get questions in the comment section of my article, cervical dilation 101, frequently asked questions. Every once in awhile, a question comes up that doesn’t have a simple, short answer so I’ll write a new article. The following comes from a…

  • help! I’m having Braxton Hicks: is this ok?

    Braxton Hicks contractions are sometimes referred to as false labor or pre-labor. They prepare the uterus and start the cervix effacing and dilating, getting you ready for labor. But if you’re not at least 36 weeks along in your pregnancy, when the baby’s…