Birth Education Center blog

Do Epidurals Slow Down Labor?

By: Jennifer Cole Epidurals October 18, 2021

Many of the parents who take our birth education classes are curious about epidurals. Even though our Hypnobirthing classes are preparing them for an unmedicated experience, they still have lots of questions related to epidurals.  And it’s no wonder. Given how prevalent the use of…

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When Is The Best Time To Get An Epidural In Labor?

By: Jennifer Cole Epidurals October 11, 2021

If you are pregnant with your first baby, the number of unknowns looming ahead of you can feel endless. For example, there are so many things you won’t know about your baby until they are born, like what color their eyes will be, whose chin…

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Can Parents Refuse The Newborn Screening?

By: Jennifer Cole Newborn Procedures October 4, 2021

If you are planning to give birth at a hospital, one of the many questions you may have is whether or not you have to consent to the newborn screening test (NBS) offered by the care providers who oversee care after your baby is born.…

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The Benefits of Delaying Newborn Procedures

By: Jennifer Cole Newborn Procedures September 27, 2021

If you’re like most expectant parents, you’ve planned for the birth of your child by taking childbirth education classes, reading books, and perhaps hiring a doula to help support you through labor and childbirth. If this describes you so far then congratulations! You’re doing what…

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Are Newborn Procedures Safe?

By: Jennifer Cole Newborn Procedures September 20, 2021

You’ve just given birth to your baby and are feeling so many different emotions—everything from disbelief to euphoria. In that first golden hour that you and your baby only get to experience together once, your one and only objective should be bonding with your new…

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Do Babies Remember Their Birth? Yes they do…

By: Care Messer Induction September 9, 2021

DID YOU KNOW THAT BABIES REMEMBER THEIR BIRTH?  Storytime folks… Yes, babies remember their birth. And if that’s true then you remember your birth. You may not remember your birth as a cognitive memory but you feel it inside and hold that memory within your…

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What Happens If You Don’t Get Induced?

By: Jennifer Cole Induction September 5, 2021

As we like to teach to our expectant families here at the Birth Education Center, “no” is a complete sentence. Just because your care provider has scheduled an induction for you doesn’t mean that you have to consent to it or show up at the…

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What Should I Do The Night Before My Induction?

By: Jennifer Cole Induction August 29, 2021

After all the weeks of waiting for the big day when your baby will arrive, it has come to this: your care provider has recommended an induction as the safest way of going into labor rather than waiting for you to go into labor on…

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What Happens If You Don’t Dilate After An Induction?

By: Jennifer Cole Induction August 15, 2021

If your care provider has recommended that your labor be induced—which technically means that your cervix and uterus will be artificially stimulated to kickstart labor—you probably have a lot of questions. Aside from whether or not your doctor can force you to be induced, you…

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The Partner’s Role AFTER Baby Is Here

By: Jennifer Cole Newborn Procedures August 8, 2021

Your childbirth education classes probably prepared you for supporting your partner during labor and childbirth, but once your baby arrives your job in the birth room is not over. In fact, as you may have already guessed, it’s just beginning. But perhaps you don’t yet…

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We have no date yet for returning to in-person group classes.