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To my readers:I write and educate about pregnancy, labor, birth, postpartum and breastfeeding, but I am not a medical professional. I'm a professional childbirth instructor, doula and breastfeeding counselor who has worked with pregnant women and new families for almost 30 years. I constantly strive to stay on top of the latest research and information in these fields, but I urge you to make your pregnancy, labor and birth decisions based on your personal research and in partnership with your health care provider.
Monthly Archives: July 2013
Often, I get phone calls asking if I can help figure out a confusing contraction pattern. Childbirth books and pamphlets sometimes indicate that “real labor contractions” will start a certain way, feel a certain way, be spaced a certain length … Continue reading
(What’s the Difference?) I’m often asked to explain the difference between Braxton Hicks contractions and labor contractions. That’s a great question! These two types of contractions are often confused. Understanding the characteristics of Braxton Hicks and labor contractions will help … Continue reading