What you need to know about Ectopic Pregnancy

Ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy issue that many people dread, primarily because they don’t know much about it and secondarily because most of the stories surrounding ectopic pregnancy are grisly in nature. While ectopic pregnancy is by no means a light-hearted...

Understanding Premature Labor

One of the most common concerns of pregnant women is premature labor, which occurs in approximately 12% of pregnancy. Understanding the symptoms and risks of premature labor can help to ease the anxiety of a premature birth and lower the chances that premature labor...

Understanding Episiotomy

On occasion, an episiotomy or surgical incision is used to enlarge the vaginal opening to give more room for the baby to come through. There are certain measures you can take in order to reduce your chances of an episiotomy.  There are a few side effects associated...

Understanding Cephalopelvic Disproportion (CPD)

CPD is a condition where the baby’s head or body has been determined to be too large to deliver vaginally, as it likely won’t fit through the mother’s pelvis. Many times CPD is diagnosed simply when labor is not progressing, but sometimes during an ultrasound a true...

Understanding Breech Births

In most cases, a few weeks before being born the unborn baby will ‘drop’ – meaning that his head will move into the birth canal. However, in about 1 of 25 full-term births the baby’s head or feet end up in the birth canal, ready to be born first. This is what is...

Pain in Pregnancy

While pregnancy can ultimately be an uplifting experience for a woman, there is going to be physical pain involved in the process. The best way to deal with this pain is to know that it might come along. This article will give you some pointers on the type of pain...