Is your goal to arrive at the hospital  while in transition, or right before? Here's how to labor at home as long as possible before heading to the hospital.

How to Labor at Home as Long as Possible

Is your goal to arrive at the hospital while in transition, or right before? Here's how to labor at home as long as possible before heading to the hospital. This is what I would like to do if my husband doesn't force me to the hospital.

Mom and Baby - infographic on reasons for skin to skin contact immediately following delivery

Mom and Baby - Wait for the Weight and Bond With Baby First! (First moments after birth) - Lamaze

When You're Afraid Of Giving Birth-- it's a normal stage of pregnancy.

When You're Afraid of Giving Birth

When You're Afraid Of Giving Birth-- it's a normal stage of pregnancy. It has helped me with my first bc I have already been having those feelings about giving birth for the first time!

Most doctors and nurses want to wipe vernix off of baby immediately after birth. Don't let them! Vernix offers so many benefits for baby when you rub it in. http://www.mamanatural.com/vernix/

Vernix: Don’t Wash It Off, Rub It In

Most doctors and nurses want to wipe vernix off of babies immediately after birth. Vernix offers so many benefits for baby when you rub it in.

I'll admit it. This is a VERY reactionary post. I saw this list: 27 Dumbest Things Dads Have Said in the Delivery Room and it bugged me. Because in the many births I've attended, the amazing, supportive, helpful and loving partners have far, far outweighed the fumbles. And I'm really tired of the…

This is a VERY reactionary post. I saw this list: 27 Dumbest Things Dads Have Said in the Delivery Room and it bugged me. Because in the many births I've attended, the amazing, supportive, helpful and loving partners have far, far outweighe

It’s common for breastfeeding moms to doubt their supply, but your breast milk is all your baby’s tiny belly needs! Start with this infographic, and click through to get the facts on infant stomach size. It’s so important to learn how you can know for sure that baby is getting enough.

The Size of Your Baby’s Stomach: Breastfeeding in the Early Days

It’s common for breastfeeding moms to doubt their supply, but your breast milk is all your baby’s tiny belly needs! Start with this infographic, and click through to get the facts on infant stomach size. It’s so important to learn how you can know for sur

A Nurse's Guide to What's Actually Happens During the Postpartum Period

A Nurse's Guide to What Actually Happens During the Postpartum Period

The new mom's guide to the postpartum period, from a nurse's perspective.

Pregnant for the first time? Getting a little worried about labor? This labor advice is AWESOME for first time moms to be.

The Hands-Down Best Labor Advice Ever

Pregnant for the first time? Getting a little worried about labor? This labor advice is AWESOME for first time moms to be- actually any mommy to be no matter how many times you've gone through labor and delivery.

10+ Powerful Photos Of Dads In The Delivery Room To Celebrate Father's Day

10+ Powerful Photos Of Dads In The Delivery Room To Celebrate Father’s Day

* Read it Carefully * There was a man whose wife was pregnant, One day they were eating, along the line the woman fell down and died.

Generally speaking, these are not what are usually referred to as fun to do (!), but these exercises, along with Kegels, can prove to be an essential part in preparing the perineum for birth. "Perineum Massage" (10 Steps To Prepare The Perineum For Birth)

Perineum “Massage” (10 Steps to Prepare the Perineum for Birth)

Generally speaking, these are not what are usually referred to as fun to do (!), but these exercises, along with Kegels, can prove to be an essential part in preparing the perineum for birth. "Perineum Massage" Steps To Prepare The Perineum For Birth)

Oh my goodness YOU GUYS!  This is the best thing I've read on how to get through labor without drugs.  It's AMAZING! Check it out!

How to Get Through Transition Without an Epidural

Wondering how to cope through transition without an epidural? Here's what you can expect during the transition phase of labor and how to cope like a boss.

Pin for Later: The Ultimate Third-Trimester Checklist

The Ultimate Third-Trimester Checklist

Active birth is a range of techniques that some women use to help them stay in control during labour, cope with the pain and reduce the need for pain relief medications. Some women like to do yoga, relaxation exercise, hypnotherapy and attend childbirth classes to help them prepare for labour. These methods are not necessarily supported by research but some women find them useful. It is important that you# choose the right support #people in labour. This is a very special time# for you and…

Calculate My Ovulation Date For Me

Active birth is a range of techniques that some women use to help them stay in control during labour, cope with the pain and reduce the need for pain relief medications. Some women like to do yoga, relaxation exercise, hypnotherapy and attend childbirth

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