February 2015 - Birthing Center of New York Posts Archive

Giving birth in water helps with pain management

Posted on: February 18th, 2015

Birth in Water Most of us love water and can relax well when immersed in warm water. View image | gettyimages.com Some call the water “the birth center epidural” and it deserves this name. Water therapy has long been used to sooth pain, relax, and heal. Many women labor more effectively and with less pain…

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Posted on: February 13th, 2015

Expecting? The Process of Creating a Physiological Birth This article appeared on huffingtonpost.com and it was written by Debra K on Feb 12, 2015. View image | gettyimages.com As an advocate for natural health, I hope to educate those of you who are pregnant, or may be thinking of starting or adding to your family,…

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Posted on: February 9th, 2015

Are yeast infections during pregnancy common? Yeast infections during pregnancy are common to develop . If such an infection does occur, it is safe for you to use over-the-counter products, such as Monistat. These are readily available at stores. However, if you are early in your pregnancy, before 12 weeks, it is important that the…

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Posted on: February 9th, 2015

Hemorrhoids During Pregnancy Very often, pregnant women who are constipated also have hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids are varicose (or swollen) veins of the rectum and they are often painful. Straining during bowel movements and having very hard stools may make hemorrhoids worse and can sometimes cause them to protrude from the rectum. Do not take drugstore cures…

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Posted on: February 9th, 2015

How to Prevent Heartburn: What Can You Do? Indigestion is commonly called heartburn, but it does not mean that anything is wrong with your heart. It is a burning feeling that starts in the stomach and seems to rise into the throat. It occurs when digested food from your stomach, which contains acid, is pushed…

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Posted on: February 9th, 2015

Sex During Pregnancy Some couples worry about having sex during pregnancy. They may be afraid it will cause a miscarriage. For a healthy woman with a normal pregnancy, intercourse is safe into the last weeks of pregnancy. For your comfort, you and your partner may want to try different positions. Your doctor or midwife may advise…

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Posted on: February 9th, 2015

Is It Safe to Paint While Pregnant? Concerned moms to be ask us all the time about painting while pregnant. This questions usually comes up around the time when they start getting their nurseries ready. The short answer is, have someone else paint the nursery. The long answer is a bit complicated. There haven’t been any…

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Posted on: February 9th, 2015

Are leg cramps during pregnancy normal? In the last three months of pregnancy, you may find that you have more leg cramps. Leg cramps during pregnancy are perfectly normal and do not signify anything is wrong. Why is This Happening? Embed from Getty Images There is no 100% scientifically proven reason why women experience leg…

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Posted on: February 9th, 2015

Bleeding Gums During Pregnancy Many women experience bleeding gums during pregnancy. This condition is called pregnancy gingivitis. Before you get scared, please know this is usually temporary and is very mild. The culprit is the extra hormones in your body. These may cause your gums to swell and bleed. Some women develop what is called a pregnancy…

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Posted on: February 9th, 2015

At least half of all pregnant women seem to have problems with constipation relief during pregnancy. One reason for this may be changes in hormones that slow the movement of food through the digestive tract. Sometimes iron supplements may also cause constipation. During the last part of pregnancy, pressure on your rectum from your uterus…

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