Labor & Delivery
If you are expecting a child, it is a very joyous time in your life. However, there is one thing you might not be looking forward to…labor!
Labor can be scary. Even with pain killers, it can be painful. We also want to do what we can to ensure we get through labor with a healthy delivery.
However, if we know a bit about what to expect from the labor process, it can help to relieve some of our fears. That’s why Moms Who Think provides educational articles that can teach us about labor births.
Our articles start by walking you through the labor process. That way you will know exactly what to expect so you are prepared for all the stages involved in giving birth.
Next, we’ll talk about the changes you can expect as your body recovers from labor and pregnancy. We’ll go over the physical and mental changes you might experience and give you the best ways to deal during this time.
We also let you know what you can expect for your baby. You can learn what kind of care he or she will get in the hospital and in the first few months from a medical perspective.
Pregnancy is a wonderful time for women. Don’t let your fears get in the way of your enjoyment. Read our articles, ask questions and do research to find out what you can expect from labor. Then look forward to spending time with your new bundle of joy.
How To Deliver A Baby Safely In 10 StepsUpdated:
The miracle of childbirth is truly a beautiful thing, but if you are pregnant and you suddenly go into labor when you aren’t in a hospital, then it can be a bit frightening. As many women have found out over the years, just because the doctor says that you may give birth on a certain […]Read more »
When Should I Feel My Baby Move During Pregnancy?Updated:
Pregnancy is an extraordinary and exciting time for any expecting mother, as she gets to experience the incredible journey of carrying her baby as it grows inside her womb. One of the most memorable moments during pregnancy is feeling your baby’s movement for the first time. This can be an indescribable joy for pregnant moms […]Read more »
Labor and BirthPublished:
Labor and Birth Everything you need to know about labor and birth is here. From preparing in advance, how to tell if you’re in labor, what to do if you are in labor, and what happens once you go to the hospital or birthing center to deliver. You’ll find out what your options are during […]Read more »
What Your Baby and Body Look Like at 37 Weeks PregnantUpdated:
At 37 weeks, you’re pretty much ready to pop as some might say. Your baby will be almost fully developed and you’re just playing a waiting game for a ride to the hospital or a call to your midwife if you are planning a home birth. You still need to be mindful of your nutrition, […]Read more »
What Your Baby and Body Look Like at 34 Weeks PregnantUpdated:
In this late stage of pregnancy and with only 4-6 weeks left to go, there is not much developing left with your baby. They will continue to gain weight and some skeletal and organ developments will be in their finishing stages. You, however, will continue to gain some weight and will most likely continue to […]Read more »
What Your Baby and Body Look Like at 35 Weeks PregnantUpdated:
In the 35th week of pregnancy, you could in theory give birth safely. While your baby might be on the lighter side of the weight chart, the chances for serious premature complications are slim. You might notice some G.I. problems as the baby will be pushing on your colon and bladder with ever-increasing pressure. Read […]Read more »
What Your Baby and Body Look Like at 36 Weeks PregnantUpdated:
At 36 weeks pregnant your body will most likely start seriously preparing for birth. Your baby will be fully in position for birth, and your hospital bag should be packed at all times. While most children aren’t born until the 37th week and a 36-week-old baby might be considered a premature baby, the commonly associated […]Read more »
What Your Baby and Body Look Like at 38 Weeks PregnantUpdated:
Congratulations! You have a full-grown or full-term baby simply waiting for its debut. You will most likely have an estimated due date if you are giving birth naturally or a firm date for a c-section. You should have your home prepared for returning home from the hospital. This will mean a lot of different things […]Read more »
What Your Baby and Body Look Like at 39 Weeks PregnantUpdated:
You’re now 39 weeks pregnant and your due date is quickly approaching. As you enter into this week of pregnancy, you can expect your body to undergo even more significant changes. It’s important to be attentive to signs of labor while going through the various changes in your body. It’s also common to experience Braxton-Hicks […]Read more »
What Your Baby and Body Look Like at 40 Weeks PregnantUpdated:
You’ve made it! You are officially 40 weeks pregnant and ready to welcome your little one into the world. At this point, it’s normal to feel a mix of anticipation and nervousness at this stage. Just remember, your body has been preparing for this throughout your pregnancy journey. It’s also important to note that while […]Read more »
Birth Plan Worksheet: Create A Customized Birth PlanUpdated:
Creating a personalized birth plan in advance is a great way to help you communicate your preferences to your healthcare provider. A well-crafted birth plan can make you feel more informed and in control of your childbirth experience. To start, you want to identify exactly what it is you desire from your birth experience. This […]Read more »
General Expectations After the Baby is BornUpdated:
Caring for a new baby is one of the most joyous and challenging times in a woman’s life. At the same time, new mothers must take special care of their bodies after giving birth and while breastfeeding. Chances are high that you will feel worn, tired, and rough after you return home from giving birth. […]Read more »
What to Expect After Birth?Updated:
Right after birth babies need many important tests and procedures to ensure their health. Some of these are required by law. Check with your healthcare provider to determine which of the following tests are required by law, essential for your child’s well-being, or necessary only in some newborns. Key Points Your baby’s doctor will perform […]Read more »
What to Expect During Labor and BirthUpdated:
Soon, you’ll experience the amazing process of childbirth! Find out the signs of labor and learn about your options for giving birth. We’ll cover everything you need to know in this article, so let’s get started! There’s plenty to go over. Key Points There are multiple places you can have your baby at, including a […]Read more »