birth


When to Go to the Hospital in Labor

Thursday, August 16, 2018 By Nina Spears
When to Go to the Hospital in Labor | Baby Chick

A question that every pregnant woman has (who is having their baby in a hospital) is….when is the right time to go to the hospital when in labor? A lot of women get so excited by their first contractions that when they finally start getting stronger and more frequent, they head straight to the hospital to […]

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10 Things No One Tells You About Having a C-Section

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 By Lauren Ramirez
10 Things No One Tells You About Having a C-Section | Baby Chick

I had my dream birth plan. It was carefully crafted, revised multiple times to include small details like the playlist I hoped to give birth to, and represented the birth I had always dreamed of. All of my diligent planning went out the window, though, when my little girl was “asynclitic” (basically, had her head […]

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5 Tips for Rocking an Unmedicated Labor

Thursday, August 2, 2018 By Cheyenne Bell
5 Tips for Rocking an Unmedicated Labor | Baby Chick

Having a natural, unmedicated labor and delivery is becoming a more common choice for pregnant women these days. Women are seeking to have a birthing experience that is more peaceful, without unnecessary medical interventions, and in a more comfortable environment. While a natural, unmedicated labor may not be everyone’s cup of tea, for a healthy, […]

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Why You Don’t Want to Schedule an Induction

Thursday, July 5, 2018 By Nina Spears
Why You Don't Want to Schedule an Induction | Baby Chick

A common decision that many parents face today during pregnancy is whether or not they should be induced. An induction happens when the labor of a pregnant woman is artificially started. Usually with the synthetic form of oxytocin, pitocin. What parents need to learn is that it’s not always a good idea to get induced unless […]

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11 Tips to Have a Successful VBAC

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 By Nina Spears
11 Tips to Have a Successful VBAC | Baby Chick

Every month I get a call from at least one or two families telling me that they want a VBAC (vaginal birth after a cesarean). They share their previous birth story with me, how and why it ended up in a c-section, and that they really want to have a VBAC but aren’t sure what to do to […]

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What’s in My Doula Bag (Facebook Live)

Friday, June 29, 2018 By Nina Spears

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Top 10 Essential Oils for Labor and Delivery

Friday, June 22, 2018 By Hannah Crews
Top 10 Essential Oils for Labor and Birth

Having a baby is an intense – exhilarating – crazy – exciting – emotional – scary – amazing event, all looped into one. Every feeling on the planet is felt by a mother who is giving birth. And after having two kids myself, I can honestly say I would go through it all over again, […]

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6 Tips On What To Do In Transition Labor

Monday, June 4, 2018 By Nina Spears
6 Tips On What To Do In Transition Labor | To help you through this phase and get you to pushing, I've listed 6 tips along with some partner tips and answer some common questions.

You’ve gotten through early labor and active labor and now things are getting pretty intense. If you haven’t gotten an epidural by now, this is probably the time when you may really start wanting one. But if you are wanting to have a natural birth, I know that you can do it. You can get through transition! […]

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What To Do In Early Labor

Thursday, May 31, 2018 By Nina Spears
What To Do In Early Labor | Baby Chick

  Early labor. It’s the time when things start happening. You begin telling yourself, “Finally. This is it!” And you, more than likely, are so ready to get the party started. You also are probably feeling a million other emotions as well — anxiety, nervousness, excitement, maybe you’re freaking out, uncertainty, relieved, scared…essentially you’re feeling every emotion at […]

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7 Things NOT To Do During Labor

Friday, May 25, 2018 By Nina Spears
7 Things NOT To Do During Labor | Baby Chick

There are so many different blog posts and classes out there that teach you what you SHOULD be doing during early labor, active labor, transition, and pushing (including my own blog posts), but sometimes it’s nice to know the things that you should NOT be doing so you can really avoid some unnecessary interventions and outcomes. Here are my 7 […]

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