Category Labour

Obstetric Fistula: Nigerian Doctor, Gabriel Omonaiye Sheds Light On The Pains And Consequences Of Prolonged Childbirth

Obstetric fistula is one of the most serious and tragic childbirth injuries. A hole between the birth canal and bladder and/or rectum, it is caused by prolonged, obstructed labour without access to timely, high-quality medical treatment. It leaves women leaking

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Pregnant For The First Time & Wondering What Labor Entails? Read As 15 New Moms Describe Their Experiences

Labor is different for every woman, with pain ranging from mild to extreme. Even the experience of labor after epidural varied widely. While some women described labor as relatively painless than they had imagined, others reported severe pain. A parenting

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Six Signs That Your Cervix Is Dilating

Some women have no clues when labour is around the corner, but as your OB-GYNs will tell you, in order to give birth, your cervix first has to begin dilating. The cervix plays a crucial role in pregnancy and labor,

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It’s The Most Unlikely Thing But Mums Recommend Hair Comb Helps With Labour Pain

One of the most exciting parts of being pregnant is packing your hospital bag so you can pick it in one ready move when the D-day arrives. While you are packing all the important stuff like pyjamas, wrappers, toiletries and

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Midwife, Anne Richley: 20 Useful Tips To Make Your Labour Easier

For pregnant women, the prospect of giving birth is pretty scary and one may wonder, can there really be any ways to make labour easier? Not only are you on red alert for spotting the signs of labour, but there

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Prolonged Labour: Causes, Symptoms And What To Expect

Labour is considered normal when uterine contractions result in progressive dilation and effacement (stretching and thinning) of the cervix. Normal labor progresses slowly through the initial phase and then, when the cervix is dilated more than four centimeters, the more

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5 Natural Ways To Induce Labour

Babies arrive on their own schedule but sometimes mums just get tired of being pregnant and can’t wait to hold their baby in their arms. Inducing labour is an option many women will consider late into their pregnancy.  If you

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How Nigerian Medical Doctor, Abel Obetta Got Served For Doing This To His Patient

A Nigerian medical doctor, Dr. Abel Obetta who overlooked the ethics of his profession by going on Twitter to shame his patient, (pun intended), a pregnant woman in labour that he was attending to. The ‘twitter Doctor’ used the typically

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VIDEO: Chinese Woman in Labour Commits Suicide | See Why

A tragic story has sparked outrage across the Chinese internet of a heavily pregnant woman who jumped to her death from a hospital window in a suicide bid after her family repeatedly refused to allow her to have a cesarean

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She’s Ready! Tennis Star Serena Williams Reportedly in Labour!

American professional tennis player, Serena Williams has gone into labor with her first child, Dailymail gathers. The 35-year-old super star was induced in St. Mary’s Medical Centre in West Palm Beach, Florida yesterday, and she is expected to give birth today.

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More Labor & Birth Terms Every Woman Should Know

We decided to expand your knowledge on labor and birth terms that we know we all hear, but never really take the time to find out their meanings (read here). The list is endless and goes on, with new words

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Fathers-To-Be: What To Do When Your Wife Goes Into Labour

Childbirth comes with a lot of mixed emotions of excitement and fear. Pregnant women need to be supported by their husbands or baby daddies during pregnancy and most especially when they begin to show first signs of labor. This can

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11 Common Labour Positions: Pros & Cons

The positions shown here facilitate the normal, natural process of labor. What position should you use? Follow your body. Move freely in response to what you feel. Your body will let you know just what position is best at every

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Video: Pregnant Mum Dances To ‘Thriller’ To Induce Labour

When you’re nine months along and counting the days, the due date just can’t come soon enough. You’ll likely want to try just about anything to induce labour. That’s exactly what Bonnie Northsea did. She posted a video of herself dancing

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7 Ways to Relieve Pain During Labour

By Paula Rumm Pain Relief Options How It Works What To Expect Pros Cons BREATHING is a non-drug pain relief option.  Patterned breathing is often taught in good ante-natal classes.Pain might be an indication that your body needs extra oxygen.

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