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Birth Center

Seven Things you Need to Know About Inducing Labor

It is not uncommon for pregnant women to become increasingly uncomfortable as their due date draws nearer. Despite thoroughly preparing for labor, these feelings can simply escalate, especially when you have gone beyond your estimated due date without any signs of labor beginning. You are likely having low energy, are experiencing substantial feelings of discomfort,

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Birth Center

Birth Centers: What Are They?

When you look at your options for giving birth, it is important to understand what each option means. One of the most popular options for giving birth, aside from traditionally giving birth in a hospital, is to give birth in a birth center. There are a great many benefits to the use of birth centers

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Birth Center

The Impact of Mindset During Labor

As your due date approaches, it is likely that pregnancy is becoming increasingly uncomfortable. You’ve prepared for labor, but it can become incredibly easy to allow negative feelings to crop up during this time. You may be experiencing discomfort, have extremely low energy, or otherwise be all too ready to meet your baby. Though many

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Birth Center

Questions you Should Ask your Midwife 

When you make the decision to hire a midwife, you will want to take the steps to find the right midwife for you. Ultimately, this comes down to asking the right questions to your midwife to ensure that they are a good fit. It is vital to ensure that you will feel comfortable with your

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Nutrition

Top Tips for Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding provides an array of benefits for the mother and infant alike. Many new mothers have a little difficulty getting into the swing of breastfeeding, so it can be particularly beneficial to obtain tips for breastfeeding when it becomes necessary. At My Family Birth Center, we are passionate and dedicated to protecting both your health

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Nutrition

Breastfeeding vs Formula

Many pregnant women spend a great deal of thought considering whether they wish to breastfeed or use formula when the baby arrives. Either option provides an infant with the nutrition that they need to grow and maintain optimal health, but there are many differences between the two options. Understanding the advantages and disadvantages of breastfeeding

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Prenatal Care

How Pregnancy Impacts Acne

Pregnancy can be a stressful time, despite it being incredibly exciting, as well. The last thing you need to be worrying about while pregnant is the condition of your acne. Understanding how pregnancy impacts acne can help you to be prepared to deal with it if it should arise. Here at My Family Birth Center,

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Prenatal Care

Preparing Yourself for Labor

Though pregnancy can be an incredibly exciting time, it may also very well be a stressful one for many different reasons. One of the most common stress factors involves fear of upcoming labor. Many women grow up hearing just how painful it is to give birth, which instills a deep fear of the event. However,

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sleep during pregnancy
Self Care

Sleep During Pregnancy: How to Get a Good Night’s Rest

Sleep During Pregnancy Getting enough sleep is a challenge for many pregnant women. There are many reasons why it may be difficult to get adequate amounts of sleep during pregnancy. Avid caffeine fanatics often have to curb their caffeine intake during pregnancy. This, combined with inadequate levels of sleep and the naturally exhausting pregnancy process,

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Self Care

Changes During Pregnancy

The body undergoes many changes during pregnancy. Understanding these changes can help you to be prepared throughout the entire process. It will also ensure that you remain on track, without suffering any undue stress while pregnant. The body completes a miraculous process when it brings new life into the world, so it will necessarily change

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