Labor can be a long and exhausting period for many Mama’s and their partners. During that period of time as you wait for labor to progress, it is important that you remain as comfortable as possible. This will help in reducing your stress level as you move closer to the big moment. Below, I have listed some things that can help keep you comfortable during labor.
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Being pregnant with your second (or seventh) is different from your first. While you are busy getting things ready for the families newest member, you are busy tending to the needs of your children outside the womb. Whether it's homework assignments, team sports or bedtime stories and diapers, there is a lot going on. Help prepare your child for their new sibling.
Breastfeeding is hard work and can be rather difficult at first, for both Mama and baby. You are both trying to figure out what is going on and getting on the same page. You need to be comfortable, baby needs to latch. Make sure that you give yourself both sometime to get a normal rhythm going, it's not always natural as seen on TV.
As you begin discussing how you envision labor and delivery to go, one of the biggest decisions about labor will be if you decide to have an epidural. If you’re considering an epidural for pain management during labor, you’re not alone—over 60% of women in the U.S. choose to receive this type of pain relief. Before you decide, know the risks.