• breech positions

    breech baby

    There was once a time when women birthed their babies vaginally without a second thought even if the baby was breech. But if you’re planning a hospital birth and your baby isn’t head down, then you’ll go straight to the OR for a…

  • for trial of labor’s blog tag: your homebirth questions answered

    Dear Trial of Labor blogger: I’d love to answer your homebirth questions! Have you considered homebirth as an option for labor and delivery with a previous/upcoming birth? Yes, I have had 2 homebirths after having had 3 hospital births. My birth stories are…

  • 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…

  • braxton hicks

    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…

  • the top 10 reasons to get an epidural

    I like to show this list to pregnant women so they have a chance to consider the side effects of an epidural before they’re actually in labor and wanting one. When a woman is in labor and overwhelmed with pain, she is not…

  • lemon water

    9 easy ways: how to cure morning sickness during pregnancy

    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 thing? The pregnancy hormone, HCG, doubles every day…