Mother’s Health During Pregnancy Week 30

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Something that you will need to decide is how you will deliver your baby in regards to anesthesia, or lack thereof.

Natural childbirth – Natural childbirth is childbirth without the use of pain medication. If you are interested in learning more about the methods of delivering your baby naturally, you should look into the Alexander Technique, the Bradley Method, Lamaze, water birth, or hypnosis.

Narcotics – Some women opt to receive narcotics during labor. The goal of narcotics is to reduce anxiety and to help women cope with contractions. Once you decide whether or not you would like to receive narcotics, it's a good idea to include this information in your birth plan.

Local Anesthesia – Some women prefer local anesthesia to help cope with the pain of contractions. Local anesthesia includes a pudendal block, spinal block, or an epidural.

What's a doula? You have probably heard doulas mentioned, but who are they? Doulas are private labor coaches you can hire to assist you during labor and delivery. Their fees usually include the delivery, as well as home visits, to prepare for the birth, and then follow-up visits after delivery.

Hospitals don't usually provide doulas, so you will have to hire someone on your own. Try asking around, you may be surprised to find that doulas are becoming increasingly common, and a friend or family member may even be able to suggest someone to you. You can also look online, or ask your healthcare provider. The most important thing when selecting a doula, however, isn't always a recommendation. Because this person will be with you during one of the most important times of your life, it's most important that you are comfortable working with her (or him).

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Mother’s Health During Pregnancy Week 30

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17 comments

  1. Is it normal to not have a big appetite while pregnant. I know eating 3 meals a day at least is important for the baby, but I don’t seem to have an urge to eat.

  2. I want to have her natural, if other ladies have achieve like that then I can also do it!

  3. Kahlilah says:

    Give me all the local anesthesia you’ve got… Also I would never get a c-section or go natural… The pain would be unbearable for me…

  4. Ashley says:

    The narcotics mentioned above are in the same families as heroine and cocaine. The placenta is not a barrier, so all natural for me thanks.

  5. sheenaholman says:

    I dont think I will ever have the desire for natural. I dont want the pain!

  6. Member says:

    3rd baby and 2nd time going al natural! Very excited. to others who are unsure about positions, your midwife or OBGYN will probably turn you all kinds of ways to help you. You just never know….

  7. Marilyn says:

    I really want to do natural childbirth. I’m still not sure what position will be best for me to have him. I am really hoping I don’t need a c section.

    • Member says:

      3rd baby and 2nd time going al natural! Very excited. to others who are unsure about positions, your midwife or OBGYN will probably turn you all kinds of ways to help you. You just never know….

  8. Marina says:

    Definitely doing natural childbirth. Have a uterine fibroid low that he needs to bypass … squatting down position for pushing will most likely do it. Hopefully, I will not need cesarean section.

  9. Asia says:

    going natural! and looking forward to it

  10. neisha says:

    im going for the epidural

  11. Getting nervous. Only 10 more weeks!

  12. Kadijah says:

    It’s getting so close but I can’t wait.

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