Third Baby – Educate myself on labor and find a better path forward.
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by Liza Janda
2M ago
Past experience with epidural:  When I had my first baby, I went into labor and delivery very blindly. I did no research and followed suit with most women I know and respect who have given birth with a plan to get the epidural and trust the doctors. Fortunately, I delivered a healthy baby girl in July 2017 at Palomar Hospital in Escondido with the assistance of an epidural. However, when it came near time to push, I was scared of feeling any pushing pain so pushed the button to release more numbing drugs through the epidural. It took me an hour and 45 minutes to push her out and we ultim ..read more
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First Time Moms – 10 Steps to Avoiding a Cesarean
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by Liza Janda
4M ago
10 WAYS FIRST-TIME MOMS CAN AVOID A C-SECTION DELIVERY A cesarean section should be a relatively rare way to deliver a baby. In the United States, over 32% of women give birth in an operating room. While a C-section may be the safest way to deliver under high-risk circumstances, research indicates that this major surgical procedure is often unnecessary and actually poses a higher risk to the health of many mothers and babies. Risks Factors that Increasse Your Chances of Giving Birth by Cesarean: Risk Factor Early Hospital Admission (less than 4cm) Induction of labor before 41 weeks or unripe ..read more
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Are You Trying to Avoid a Cesarean?
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by Liza Janda
5M ago
Are you trying to avoid a cesarean?  One way to help you to achieve that goal is to avoid using an epidural.  But you must take a childbirth class, like the Bradley Method, that gives you all the tools and techniques to be able to cope during your labor.  Here is some information that might help you decide what kind of a birth you want for your baby. 67% of women giving birth in a hospital will choose to have an epidural to relieve some or all the pain from their labor.  READ MY POST – Epidurals – What You Need to Know But is an epidural your only option? Are there ri ..read more
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Newborn Screening Tests California
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by Liza Janda
8M ago
After your baby’s birth, he/she will be tested for genetic diseases and other newborn illnesses and issues. The post Newborn Screening Tests California first appeared on Yoga Janda ..read more
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Sun-Safe Babies – How/When to Use Sun Protection for Your LO
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by Liza Janda
8M ago
Sun-Safe Babies Now that spring has sprung and all that rain is just a memory, it’s time to get outside in the beautiful sunshine.  That Vitamin D is so good for you, but it comes with the dangers of the sun.  So you probably have questions about the sun and sunscreen and babies and children: Is it safe to bring my newborn into the sun?   Is it safe to use sunscreen on my baby?   What kind of sunscreen is safe for my child?  What kind of sunscreen is safe for the environment? THE BEST WAY TO PROTECT MY BABY FROM THE SUN First, if you have a baby, the best w ..read more
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Ale’s Natural Birth Story – the Bradley Method
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by Liza Janda
8M ago
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Bradley Method Natural Birth Story Kelsey & Raul
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by Liza Janda
8M ago
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If This is Really Labor, What Now?
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by Liza Janda
8M ago
IS THIS LABOR? Here’s how you know that this is truly labor – If you are having contractions that follow a pattern, becoming progressively stronger, lasting longer, and occurring closer together, this is labor!  When in doubt, think: LONGER STRONGER CLOSER TOGETHER You are going to meet your baby soon! Some of you might be wondering, “What is a contraction?  What does it feel like?”  I get this question in my childbirth classes a lot.  Your uterus is composed of vertical muscle and horizontal muscle.  When a contraction occurs, those muscles tense and shorten. Th ..read more
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Learn Comfort Measures to Manage Pain in Labor – Drug Free!
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by Liza Janda
1y ago
Research Shows That Taking Childbirth Classes Has Positive Benefits: Better Outcomes for Mother & Baby Less Stress/Anxiety for Parents Increased Confidence Increased Satisfaction with Birth More Successful Breastfeeding What Do I Need to Learn in a Childbirth Class?   Stages of Labor Anatomy & Physiology of Labor Emotional Signposts of Labor Managing Pain Knowledge & Support Ideas for Your Birth Partner Medical Procedures and Interventions & Their Risks and Benefits Informed Consent Testing the Dads/Coaches to see if they know the emotional and physiological signs ..read more
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Yoga in Pregnancy: The Research Shows a Myriad of Benefits
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by Liza Janda
1y ago
If you’ve enjoyed a yoga class, you know how it can make you feel.  One of my yoga teachers, years ago, used to say,  with a huge smile on her face, “Ah! Yoga.” At the end of class.  It just makes you feel so good.  The hardest part can be sitting up from Savasana.  Scientists are studying yoga more and more.  Not only have they found that yoga is beneficial during pregnancy, but they’ve also discovered it’s safer than you think.  Research Shows an Improvement of Well-Being in Pregnant Women Who are Healthy and Low-Risk  A recent research study in Obstet ..read more
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