Your third trimester, weeks 28-42, is the home stretch -- and it often feels like a looooong one. That's because the third trimester is a time when, physically, your body is being stretched and pushed to the farthest in this last phase of pregnancy. Fatigue, back pain, sleep challenges, frequent
Did you read last week about the woman in San Antonio, TX, who gave birth in a Chick-Fil-A bathroom on her way to the hospital? Mom, dad, and baby (who will get free food for life) are all doing great after their thrilling adventure, and of course, their story went viral.
A new report published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings tells us that heart attacks during pregnancy and in the first six months after birth have increased by 25% since 2004. While a person's risk of heart attack during this time is overall a low risk, the rise is worth talking about.
If you haven't yet come across this term, let me first start by defining it. "Obstetric violence" is the physical, sexual, and/or verbal abuse, bullying, coercion, humiliation, and/or assault that occurs to laboring and birthing people by medical staff, including nurses, doctors, and midwives. In
People who are in labor, from early labor up to the point of pushing, often instinctively find ways to cope with contractions as a way to reduce pain. This is true for those who do not use pain medication as well as for those who do. In labor, a person's natural coping techniques may start to