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Birth Education Takeaways from Ashley’s Triplet Birth Experience

By: Care Messer Birth Story, Induction, Podcast November 9, 2023

TRIGGER WARNING: Ashley talks very candidly about the interventions in her triplet birth that caused things to go sideways. If you are wanting to only intake positive media, this show is not sugar coated. In this podcast episode, Ashley, my cohost and fellow Hypnobirthing educator…

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What is Induction Season?

By: Care Messer Childbirth education, Induction, Podcast September 21, 2023

During this podcast episode, Ashley and I discuss the topic of induction. This show is meant to get you thinking about what you know about the reality of having an induction. We have an Induction 101 course that we include with our Hypnobirthing classes so…

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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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Can a Doctor Force You to be Induced?

By: Jennifer Cole Induction August 1, 2021

If you are like most expectant parents, you’ve been eagerly anticipating the arrival of your baby ever since you became pregnant. As you’ve counted down the weeks, you have grown increasingly excited to meet your baby and experience what it feels like to go into…

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How Long Does a Labor Induction Take?

By: Jennifer Cole Induction January 21, 2021

You may have recently discovered that you’re a candidate for induction. There are various reasons for inductions to be recommended or required; everything from medical conditions like Preeclampsia and Gestational Diabetes, to being overdue (aka “post-dates”), to concerns about your baby and/or placenta in utero.…

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Is My Body Ready For an Induction?

By: Jennifer Cole Induction January 15, 2021

You may have heard or read that inductions can prolong labor and make the already long and arduous process of labor and childbirth take even longer. Nobody wants that, right? But perhaps you’re facing a medical issue, like Preeclampsia or Gestational Diabetes, which is making…

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Is Labor Induction Safe at 39 Weeks?

By: Jennifer Cole Induction January 3, 2021

Is the reason this blog caught your eye have to do with the fact that at your last prenatal appointment your doctor recommended inducing your labor at 39 weeks instead of allowing you to go into labor naturally? Did this recommendation totally throw you because…

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