Category: Delivery

Are there alternative ways to soothe pain during labour?

Are there alternative ways to soothe pain during labour?

Marie, I am writing to you because I would like to give birth naturally and was wondering if you know of alternative approaches so that
Mourning a “Normal” Child

Mourning a “Normal” Child

Did you read the previous part, An Experience of a Lifetime? Experiencing the arrival of a baby that is different in life is facing a
Umbilical Cord Prolapse

Umbilical Cord Prolapse

Marie, my friend Manon told me that when she broke her water with her first baby, she saw a portion of her baby's umbilical cord
The Realities of Childbirth

The Realities of Childbirth

Hormones such as oxytocin, endorphins, catecholamines and others are involved during labour and childbirth are very weak.
Insufficient or Low Levels of Breast Milk

Insufficient or Low Levels of Breast Milk

In this entry, I will talk about the circumstances that might lead to low milk production.
Advice to Prevent or Minimise Hair Loss

Advice to Prevent or Minimise Hair Loss

To read the previous part of this article, go to Hair loss during pregnancy and after childbirth. There are many ways to prevent or minimise
Attachment and Prematurity

Attachment and Prematurity

To learn more about neonatology, go to What should you expect if your baby is in the neonatal unit? (French only) Attachment to a premature
The World of Prematurity

The World of Prematurity

Hello Parents, Prematurity is a vast world. As I explained in the article What is Prematurity?, there are different levels of prematurity, different experiences felt
Vaginal Birth After Caesarean (VBAC)

Vaginal Birth After Caesarean (VBAC)

Hello Future Parents, Once again I have a hot topic I want to talk to you about. Some mothers out there have maybe already had
Are there different labour and childbirth positions?

Are there different labour and childbirth positions?

I recently read an article from Europe that talked about different helpful positions during labour and childbirth suggested by a doctor over there. I was
Why skin-to-skin at birth?

Why skin-to-skin at birth?

Marie, my friend told me that after giving birth to her child, the staff placed the baby directly on her, skin-to-skin. Why? Placing the baby
Why induce when I already have contractions?

Why induce when I already have contractions?

My friend Melissa told me that the doctor induced her labour, but she already had contractions. I don’t understand why she was induced when she
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