3rd trimester
Prenatal Care

How to Stay Comfortable During the 3rd Trimester

How to Stay Comfortable During the 3rd Trimester The 3rd trimester is well-known for being a particularly uncomfortable time in your pregnancy. Women in this stage of pregnancy often have difficulty sleeping, as well as experience higher levels of heartburn. You can stay comfortable during the 3rd trimester by taking steps to improve your sleep

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2nd trimester
Prenatal Care

Top Tips for your 2nd Trimester of Pregnancy

Tips for the 2nd Trimester The 2nd trimester is often considered the “easy” trimester of pregnancy. The period between 14 and 27 weeks of pregnancy is often more comfortable than the 1st or 3rd trimesters. Since you will likely experience enhanced comfort, the 2nd trimester is a good time to make preparations for the baby,

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Self Care

Strategies to Make your First Trimester Easier

How to Make your First Trimester Easier The first trimester of your pregnancy involves a great many changes to your body. Taking care of yourself is an incredibly important way to make your first trimester easier. Working closely with our team at My Family Birth Center can help you to take all the necessary steps

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Birth Center

Reasons to Choose a Birth Center

Why you Should Choose a Birth Center There are many things that you will have to think about when you are preparing to have a baby. A birth center can provide you with a relaxed environment, a unique birth plan, and more freedom throughout the entire process. Doing your research is often a critical component

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Birth Center

Should I Go to a Birth Center or Hospital?

Choosing a Birth Center or Hospital When you are looking forward to giving birth, it will be important to consider the location where you intend to give birth. Choosing whether to go to a birth center or hospital will depend primarily on your preferences and situation. Understanding what to expect at each location will enable

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Birth Center

What to Pack for your Birth Center Visit

What to Pack for your Birth Center Visit Preparing properly can make a huge difference to your birth center experience. When you haven’t prepared, you will likely find yourself slightly more stressed when the time comes to give birth. When you pack for your birth center visit in advance, you will be able to simply

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Birth Center

What to Expect with a Birth Center

What to Expect with a Birth Center Are you trying to decide if a birth center is the right choice for your birthing process? Understanding what to expect when you work with a birth center can enable you to make the best decision for your own particular situation. A birth center ensures that you can

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trimester breakdown
Prenatal Care

Your Pregnancy Trimester Breakdown

Your Pregnancy Trimester Breakdown Understanding the various stages of pregnancy will help you to prepare yourself for this phase of your life. Your pregnancy trimester breakdown will include the first, second, and third trimester. Sometimes, people also refer to the period immediately after giving birth as the “fourth trimester” because you will still see the

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stages of labor
Birth Center

The Stages of Labor

What are the Stages of Labor? Understanding the stages of labor can help you to prepare yourself for your upcoming birthing process. The stages of labor are usually split into three different stages: initial labor, birth, and recovery. During the first stage, the cervix starts to dilate, and you begin to experience contractions. This stage

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Prenatal Care

How Often You Should Visit Your Midwife During Pregnancy

How Often to Visit your Midwife During Pregnancy Your prenatal appointments are an important part of protecting your baby and yourself throughout your pregnancy. While there are many important decisions to make during your pregnancy, it is important to know how often to visit your midwife while you are pregnant. How often you should visit

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