Er…This is one way to get your labor going…. 🙂
These are great positions for pushing your baby out, regardless of whether you have had an epidural or not.
IMPORTANT: Just because you are fully dilated does not mean you should start pushing. In fact, pushing too early can be exhausting and even counter-productive. So unless your doctor or midwife is telling you otherwise, wait until your baby has descended through your pelvis and you feel the urge to push*. Until that point, take a break and let your body do the work for you!
*You may not feel the urge to push if you have had an epidural. If that is the case, wait to start pushing until your baby has come down.
Holy Moly! There’s a real baby in there! 🙂
Watch from the inside as those first contractions get to work:
IMPORTANT: This video ends with instructions about what to tell your doctor when your water breaks.
It instructs you to remember the acronym “COAT“.
Here is what COAT stands for:
C=Color. What color is the fluid? If it is clear, that’s a great sign!
Green or brown fluid is a sign of fetal distress, so if the water is not clear, it is really important that you call your doctor right away.
O=Odor. Amniotic fluid should be almost odorless, though some women report that it smells like bleach or freshly-washed laundry.
If it smells like pee, and there was only a little bit of a trickle of fluid, then it could be that your water DIDN’T break. Instead, you may have leaked a little bit of urine–very common in late pregnancy with a 7.5-pound baby banging her head on your bladder….
A=Amount. Did your water break with a gush or a trickle? Do you still feel it coming out now and then?
T=Time. How long ago did your water break?
Keep in mind that once your water breaks, there is an open route for bacteria straight to your uterus (and your baby). So from this point on, you want to be careful not to put anything into your vagina. No sex, no tampons, and no self-checking your cervix!
This is a stunning photo compilation of a developing fetus, week-by-week, starting from conception:
Below is an article I found on how to get pregnant faster.
It has some interesting tips, and since some people have are reading this blog are trying to conceive, I thought it would be of interest.
6 Tips on How to Get Pregnant Faster – True Or False Quiz
By Alexis Roger
Are you attempting pregnancy for the first time? Have you been trying to have a baby for quite a long time without success? In either case, you are looking for a few valuable tricks and tips to get pregnant as fast as possible. How can you create good conditions to increase your chance to get pregnant? Let’s answer to this question by means of a quiz.
1) Is there a favorable position to help you get pregnant faster?
Actually, experts agree that there isn’t a specific sexual position to help you conceive faster. However, according to the majority of gynecologists, the missionary position (while the woman is lying on her back) would be a helpful position facilitating sperm to head towards the uterus and the fallopian tubes. Others say the doggy style is better.
2) Is having an orgasm necessary to conceive a baby?
Conception (part of the reproduction process) and orgasm (part of the sexual satisfaction) are two different matters. It is not necessary to have an orgasm in order to conceive a baby but a female climax would be able to help in a way. How? A female orgasm occurs with uterine contractions and would be able to propel or push the sperm further into the fallopian tubes.
3) Is it true that dying to get pregnant is an obstacle to conceive?
Explaining your concern about not getting pregnant fast to your friends, you may have heard this retort: “You think too much about that! You’d better forget it and it will come by itself!” It’s quite easy to say, isn’t it? The fact remains that there is some truth in what your friends say! Don’t stress over the idea of becoming pregnant. Stress is going to affect your menstrual cycle and it will be more difficult to determine when you are most fertile. Additionally, stress would be able to prevent the ovulation. Relax as much as possible!
4) Does it help to eat chocolate or spinach?
Not really! What you must do is to avoid fast food and have a balanced diet of whole foods rich in vegetables, fruits, and grains. Eat also food rich in folic acid!
5) I’m smoking, is it an obstacle to get pregnant?
Smoking is not really an obstacle to get pregnant. It happens to many women. But it has been shown that smoking can affect fertility in both men and women. It’s far better to cut down on smoking.
6) How can I determine when I am most fertile?
You can count the days, check your cervical mucus or even register your basal body temperature. Natural Fertility Methods Are there other tricks or even methods to boost the fertility and give you more chances to get pregnant faster? Of course, there are! Michelle saw various specialists and never got pregnant. She thought she’d never have a baby. Fortunately, Michelle finally gave birth to a son following a plan that worked within just 4 months.
Feel free to read Michelle’ story in her Get Pregnant Fast review!
Alexis Roger is a French biochemist who loves investigating and teaching. He has studied various fields of science such as pharmacology, physiology, endocrinology, chemistry, bacteriology, anatomy and botanic. He displays a great interest in international alternative medicine therapies.