Expecting a baby can be one of the most exciting–yet scary–times in a woman’s life. While she's growing a life inside her, she must prepare her home and her body for the arrival of the new bundle of joy. Before she can bring the little one home, she must endure childbirth. There are so many things to know and consider and research to be done before childbirth so you know what to expect. Many women will avoid this research after hearing horror stories from other women through the years. It's crucial to know what you're going into before you go into labor. Being prepared for the childbirth process can prevent any last-minute panic and decision making while also helping the parents prepare themselves for what's to come to the best of their ability.
There are many different options for the birthing process, and there are also many different types of moms. There are some things that all expecting moms will experience during childbirth, regardless of their personality and their birthing choice. How much do you know about childbirth? Put your research and knowledge to the test. Find out if you're prepared for birth or if you still have some resource gathering to do.
1After how many weeks, on average, do women go into labor?
After waiting for months and months, your baby is due to make his or her first appearance soon. You've been preparing the house and your body for the baby’s arrival. You're anxiously awaiting the day that you go into labor and have had your due date calculated by doctors for months now. It's been marked on every calendar since you found out. Not every new mommy goes into labor on her due date. After how many weeks, on average, do women go into labor?
2What common fear do many women have about the pushing stage of labor?
When the contractions pick up and the baby shifts down lower, all sorts of things start changing. The contractions become more frequent, the pain may become worse, and pressure starts building in places that it hadn't happened before. Many anxious mothers-to-be (especially first timers) share a similar fear due to the sensation that they feel when the baby shifts. This fear can hinder the birthing process. What's this fear that they feel as the result of an increase in pressure?