Being a mother is a job that we learn over time, but will an advantage if you prepare through special classes for new parents.
Now that is waiting for its small, and crazy to have him in her arms soon, you may wonder if you’re really prepared for it. Between moments of deep emotion and expectation, it will probably be moments of doubt and uncertainty. You may worry about the time of delivery, or are considering breastfeeding or if you know what to do when he cries.
It is natural that these thoughts cross the minds of expectant mothers during pregnancy, especially after hearing all your family and friends comment that having a baby is hard work. While what you say is true – raising a baby is one of the most difficult tasks we can undertake – is also true that there are many things you can do to feel confident in front of his new “job.” Continue reading “Prepare to Be Mom”
Most pregnant women decide to give birth in a hospital. Other pregnant women wishing to have their baby in their own homes. Here are some points to consider if you are thinking about having a home birth.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG, for its acronym in English) does not support programs or individuals who provide home births. According to ACOG, the majority of women give birth without any problems, but complications can occur rapidly even in the most healthy women. If this happens, you need special medical attention immediately to protect the health of the mother and her baby. This type of care is not available at home.
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Shoulder dystocia occurs when a baby’s head passes through the vagina during birth, but his shoulders were stuck inside the mother. This can be risky for both mother and baby. Dystocia means a “labor and delivery slow or difficult.”
Shoulder dystocia may occur when:
- The baby is bigger than usual. Overweight women and women with diabetes have an increased risk of having bigger babies.
- The opening of the mother’s pelvis is too small for the baby’s shoulders to pass.
- While there are risk factors for shoulder dystocia, health professionals usually can not predict or prevent it. In most of cases are discovered after delivery has begun.
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Each hospital is different, so it would be a good idea to make an appointment to visit the hospital a few weeks before her due date. This will help you become familiar with the maternity ward and know what to expect when you get to hospital as labor begins.
When you get to have your baby is likely to occur as follows:
- Must complete the entry form and provide your insurance information (common to have done this before through your doctor)
- The lead to the delivery room
- A gown or your own nightgown or big shirt may be put on.
- Examined to observe the dilation (opening) of cervix
- To connect up to a fetal monitor to measure the frequency of contractions and monitor baby’s heartbeat