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Why do you need a birth plan

Why do you need a birth plan?

The main goal of a birth plan is to remind you as a mother of what is important for you without needing to explain it in detail. 
September 03, 2021
Best Perineal Massage Videos on YouTube

Best Perineal Massage Videos on YouTube

There are quite a few videos on YouTube that will show you how you can do perineal massage properly and allay your childbirth fears.  These videos will help you learn about the perineum, how vaginal tearing occurs, how to relax your pelvic floor muscles and with perineal massage be prepared for labor and childbirth with minimal tearing.
August 31, 2021
The Benefits of Participating in a Childbirth Preparation Class

The Benefits of Participating in a Childbirth Preparation Class

Childbirth preparation classes are an excellent method to make the mother-to-be and her labor partner ready for the birthing process.  
July 16, 2021
Prevent Tearing During Childbirth

How to Prevent Tearing During Childbirth

Even the very best doctor can’t give you guarantees that you aren’t going to experience some degree of tearing during childbirth. But there are a number of things you can do to minimize the risk of perineal tears and their severity.

July 03, 2021
Perineal Massage in Pregnancy: Frequently Asked Questions

Perineal Massage in Pregnancy: Frequently Asked Questions

If you are pregnant, you might have quite a few questions about perineal massage. We hope the following answers help.

July 03, 2021
The Ultimate Guide for Perineal Massage

The Ultimate Guide for Perineal Massage

Perineal massage during pregnancy is shown to help reduce childbirth pains and even prevent tearing.
March 28, 2021
5 Simple Ways to Prepare your Body for Childbirth

5 Simple Ways to Prepare your Body for Childbirth

There are a few trusted methods to prepare the birth canal for childbirth. Your body naturally loosens and eases up the pelvic floor muscles to help during the process. These perineal exercises further assist that natural process to prepare your body and the birth canal for an easier and less painful birth.
March 28, 2021
Is Perineal Massage During Labor Recommended?

Is Perineal Massage During Labor Recommended?

During labor, perineal massage is usually done by the midwife. After inserting two fingers into the vagina, the midwife will press downwards towards the rectum and move the fingers side to side at the same time. 

The effectiveness of perineal massage while the mother is in active labor has also been established in many studies.
March 28, 2021
Perineal Tears and Perineal Tear Degrees: An Overview

Perineal Tears and Perineal Tear Degrees: An Overview

Of the women who experience pregnancy and childbirth in their lives, most will suffer some sort of trauma to their perineum. Perineal tears can range from a small superficial tear to deep lacerations affecting pelvic floor muscles. Prevalence of perineal tears is almost 60% in women undergoing their first vaginal birth.
March 28, 2021
An Introduction to Episiotomy

An Introduction to Episiotomy

An episiotomy is a surgical incision that is made in the perineal area and the posterior wall of the vagina. It is primarily performed to enlarge the opening to enable the baby to pass and to prevent more significant soft tissue injuries, such as tearing in the birth canal (including the anal sphincter and rectum) during labor. The use of episiotomies is being reduced in many parts of the world unless they are clinically needed. 
March 28, 2021
How to do Perineal Massage: On your Own or with a Partner

How to do Perineal Massage: On your Own or with a Partner

You can do perineal massage on yourself, or you can have your partner do the massage for you. Whichever way you prefer, perineal massage is performed by using the thumbs and fingers to massage and stretch the perineum.

March 28, 2021
Which Perineal Massage Oils Can Be Used in Pregnancy?

Which Perineal Massage Oils Can Be Used in Pregnancy?

Making use of a variety of commercially available essential oils or plant oils during the last weeks of pregnancy, you can work on stretching the perineum at home and making it more flexible. This flexibility allows for more stretch of the perineum during childbirth.

March 28, 2021