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Early Signs of Pregnancy

Posted by Sarah Meder on Thursday, October 28, 2010, In : Pregnancy 

What are the earliest signs of pregnancy?

The early signs of pregnancy can often be difficult to detect, and can often be confused with certain illnesses as the symptoms are rather general.

The most obvious and accurate sign of pregnancy is a missed menstrual period, but many women would like to know if they are pregnant even before this. Here are some tips for seei...


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Good Reasons to hire a Private Midwife

Posted by Sarah Meder on Friday, June 25, 2010, In : Pregnancy 
1. Continuity of Care

Obstetricians/Gynecologists often work in teams. While you might still get to see your doctor for each of your prenatal visits, when you go into labour you will see whoever is on call at the time (which might be anywhere between 1 other, to 3 or 4 other doctors). In some cases, where a woman would like to guarantee that her doctor is the one delivering the baby an elective c-section will often be encouraged.

It's completely understandable that you would want the same perso...
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Due Dates

Posted by Sarah Meder on Tuesday, December 1, 2009, In : Pregnancy 
The Due Date - That special date when you get to meet your precious new born child!

This will often be one of the very first things you will found out following a positive pregnancy test and it's the first thing people want to know when they discover you are pregnant.

It's a date that women think of with great excitement in the beginning, and towards the end of the pregnancy it torments them because it either feels like they'll never reach it or they have to deal with disappointment when they ...
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Birth Plans

Posted by Sarah Meder on Wednesday, October 21, 2009, In : Pregnancy 
Birth Plans have, over the years, been highly promoted by birth activists as a way the pregnant mother can take control of her birth and have her needs heard, instead of just being treated as a sick patient. While the intention of creating a birth plan is great, when it comes to the practical application of this, the plan generally gets thrown out the window.

As a Birthing From Within mentor we do not generally advocate the use of a birth plan, as we know just how unpredictable birth can be an...
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by Sarah This section of the website contains information on different ways of giving birth, including information from magazines and videos.