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     º Coping With Slow Labor
While some women experience fast labors and occasionally donít even make it to the hospital on time, others labor for hours or sometimes days. These labors are physically and emotionally exhausting for you and your support people. To effectively deal with a slow or stalled labor, you need to understand why it sometimes happens. Learn more from doula and childbirth educator Patricia Newton.
     º Worried About Incomplete Pain Relief With Epidural
"I have heard that sometimes the epidural does not completely block labor pain- my girlfriend told me after her epidural one side of her body was pain free- and the other still felt painful. How does that happen? Does this happen often?" Dr. William Camann, MD answers.
     º Guest Interview on Hypnosis in Childbirth with Kerry Tuschhoff, HCHI, CHt, CI
Kerry Tuschhoff is the Founder, President and Director of Hypnobabies®. She is also a Certified Hypnotherapist and Childbirth Educator and was here to discuss hypnosis in childbirth. She answered a variety of your questions about hypnobirthing.

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     º Easy Labor Authors Are Here to Answer Your Questions
Dr. William Camann and Kathryn Alexander, authors of Easy Labor: Every Woman's Guide to Choosing Less Pain and More Joy During Childbirth are here to discuss how you can make confident, informed choices regarding pain relief preferences well before the day of your baby's birth. Drop off your questions today! [Click Here]

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     º Holiday Due Dates
For those of you who have delivered around the holidays, how did you prepare for the holidays around your delivery/due date/newborn? Were you very organized? Did you keep the holidays low-key? Tell us your secrets and tips to help next year's holiday-due-date moms be ready! Click here to email your response.
     º Alternative Pain Management Techniques
If you used alternative pain management techniques while in labor, please share with us what worked for you. Were you happy with the outcome? Would you recommend it? Click here to email your response.

In the News

     º NIH Study Finds Women Spend Longer in Labor Now Than 50 Years Ago ~ From National Institute for Health, April 2, 2012
     º New Canadian Standards Reignite Debate Over Vaginal Delivery of Breech Fetuses ~ From The National Partnership for Women & Families, January 6, 2010

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     º Labor Begins on Its Own: Tips for Avoiding Labor Induction
in a recent study of childbearing women in the United States, 44% of women reported that their care providers attempted to induce labor, and 36% of labors were actually induced. This list provides evidence-based tips for women who want to avoid labor induction. [Click Here]

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