• 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…

  • Lexington, Kentucky needs more midwives

    Currently, Lexington, Kentucky has only one certified nurse midwife with admitting privileges. If you want more midwives in Lexington, please sign this petition. Doctors and hospitals do not think there is a need for midwives. The evidence for this lies in the fact…

  • how long does it take the cervix to dilate 5 centimeters?

    Updated June 1, 2018 how long does it take cervix to open It takes a long time for the cervix to dilate 5 centimeters. It’s going to be many days or weeks of having Braxton Hicks contractions before labor begins just to get…

  • the absurd “P’s” of childbirth

    Here’s a common labor scenario: you’ve been in active labor for awhile and it seems you’re stuck. You were 5-6 centimeters dilated a few hours ago, and you’re still 5-6 cm dilated even after several hours of hard, active labor. So your doctor…

  • 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…