• what is a birth doula and should I have one?

    your questions answered about the purpose and value of labor support What is a doula? A doula is a trained birth professional who is knowledgeable about the progression of labor, pain management and coping techniques, and breastfeeding. She is familiar with your local…

  • how to cure morning sickness

    9 easy ways: how to cure morning sickness during pregnancy

    How to cure morning sickness. (updated Oct 2018) Being pregnant is exciting especially if you’ve been trying for a while, but it’s not always fun because but you’re starting to feel yucky. Did you know that experiencing morning sickness is actually a good…

  • cervical dilation 101: frequently asked questions

    What is the cervix? The cervix is the bottom part or neck of the uterus. The cervix opens during labor so the baby may pass through the womb into the birth canal and be born. What is effacement? Effacement is the thinning and…

  • what is the triple screen test and should I get it?

    The triple screen is a blood test done around the 16th week of your pregnancy. It has become just another routine test in many OB/GYN offices. By measuring the level of alpha-fetoprotein and pregnancy hormones in your blood, the triple screen or AFP…

  • how long is it ok to push during labor?

    How long is it ok to push during labor? The answer is as long as both mother and baby are healthy, it’s alright to just keep on pushing until the baby is born. Just be patient. The second stage of labor or pushing…

  • what does being 2 centimeters dilated mean?

    So you’re nearing the end of your pregnancy and your doctor or midwife “checks you” and you find out that you’re 2 centimeters dilated. What does it mean? When will you have your baby? Well, your labor could start today, tomorrow or not…