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Deciding Between an Epidural and Natural Childbirth

Nov 22, 2016
By: Kids in the House
According to the CDC , approximatley 60% of women in the United States recieve epidurals while in labor. Epidurals offer an anesthetic injection into a woman's spine to block pain. Hospital or birthing centers can offer other, natural types of pain relief. Breathing exercises, heating packs, or...
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Share Your Story - Birth Stories: Remembering to Breathe

Aug 11, 2014
By: Suzanne Barston, CLC & Suzanne Barston, CLC
Welcome to the Share Your Story event: Childbirth – Your Stories This post was written as part of the Share Your Story event hosted by Kids in the House . Our contributors have shared their stories, struggles, and wisdom about the unforgettable yet unpredictable event that is childbirth. My baby...
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Deciding to Have a Home Birth

Jul 25, 2014
By: Kids in the House
More and more women are going back to the basics and choosing home births over having their babies in a hospital. There are many reasons that someone might choose to give birth at home, and its important to consider your own unique circumstances before deciding whether a home birth would work for...
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The Benefits of a Midwife During Pregnancy and Childbirth

Jul 24, 2014
By: Kids in the House
Women have been using midwives as caregivers during pregnancy and childbirth since ancient times. The practice has seen a comeback in recent decades and is considered a safe and viable alternative to using a physician for your prenatal care. There are many benefits of using a midwife and if you’re...
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Pain Management for Natural Childbirth

Jul 22, 2014
By: Kids in the House
If you want to have a natural childbirth , you need to prepare yourself with techniques to alleviate the pain you will experience. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to natural pain management. Stephanie Caspian explains that most likely you will use more than one pain management technique...
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Birth Stories: Kids in the House Blog Carnival - Share Your Story

Jul 16, 2014
By: Kids in the House
Childbirth. It’s ironic how the very first moment in becoming a parent is the one that we have the least control over. So much emphasis is put on creating a birth plan, and while birth plans are certainly important, no one can perfectly predict their childbirth experience due to all the variables...
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Placenta Encapsulation

Jul 09, 2013
By: Valerie Rosas
The reaction that I get when I explain to someone what it is I do for a living goes a little something like this… “you do what?!?” or they just stare at me with a blank face, lost in translation. Either way, I end up explaining to them the importance of placenta consumption, the history that dates...
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