What is a birth plan?

A birth plan is a plan that you put together with your partner. In this plan you write down what your wishes are for during the delivery. A birth plan is not mandatory, but very useful and nice to have. In the first instance, it ensures that you think about the delivery better. That way you prepare yourself in advance.

Home birth or hospital delivery

It is a question that many women often ask themselves: do I opt for a home birth or hospital delivery? In most cases the choice is entirely up to you and it depends on which choice you feel most comfortable. There has been a lot of research into the safety of home deliveries and for the time being it has not been proven that it is unsafe to give birth to your child in your own home.

Do not cut the umbilical cord directly!

If your baby is still safely in your stomach, he or she is connected to the placenta via the umbilical cord. The umbilical cord includes 2 arteries and a common vein and has a length of 50 to 60 centimeters. The umbilical cord also contains important stem cells. From the placenta the umbilical cord transports nutrients, blood, oxygen and antibodies to your baby.

When is a baby viable?

A pregnancy lasts about 40 weeks. These 40 weeks start from the first day of your last menstruation. There are few women who give birth exactly on the calculated day. Babies can still 'sit' for up to 42 weeks or decide to come earlier. About 90% of all pregnant women like their baby earlier than 40 weeks.

Cut in during labor

During the delivery it can sometimes be necessary for the midwife to make a cut. Usually this happens because the baby is in distress or because you are about to rupture. After a cut has been made, your baby can be born more easily. This is the advantage of it. But cutting in during labor also has several drawbacks.

Everything about the hospital delivery

If your pregnancy runs without any strange complications or abnormalities then you have a choice: home birth or hospital delivery. Both deliveries have advantages and disadvantages and the choice is entirely up to you. If you prefer giving birth in your own environment because you can relax more then a home birth is more your thing.

Baby with IUD goes viral in hand: True or false?

A photo of a baby with an IUD in his hand recently went viral on social media. The impression is created that at birth the baby holds the coil of his mother in his hand. It is claimed that the baby was born with the coil in his hand. This post was posted on Facebook by his mother, Lucy Hellein from Alabama, but she never thought that he would be shared so often.

Mops broken, what does that mean?

During your pregnancy, your baby is surrounded by amniotic fluid along with the amniotic fluid. This bag ensures that the amniotic fluid stays in your body and your baby is protected. The amniotic sac contains membranes and these are attached to the cervix and the placenta. Do you feel in advance if you break membranes?

Maternity fever

Maternity fever was a disease or infection that used to occur regularly in women who had recently given birth to their little baby. Usually the cause was poor hygiene of the hospital, doctor or medical team. In the past, this disease required many lives. Today, fortunately, it is still very rare because hospitals have strict rules regarding hygiene.

Post traumatic stress syndrome after childbirth

A delivery is not something you do 'for a while'. It is a decent job that every woman really needs to be on. Some deliveries are reasonably smooth, but other deliveries are experienced by the mother as extremely heavy and intense. And that is quite understandable. When you have experienced the birth so intensively that it affects your life, then there may be a Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome after delivery (PTTS) Causes Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome after delivery (PTSD) There are few women who

Preparing for the pain during childbirth

A delivery is never painless. Most women who give birth for the first time often see this as disappointing. How bad the pain is during the birth can not be said in advance. Some women have a heavier delivery than others and in addition everyone has a different pain threshold.

Types of contractions

If you are about to give birth soon, you will (unfortunately) not get away with it: you will get contractions. During pregnancy, the chances are pretty good that you also have some experience with contractions. Although these are a lot less painful compared to the real ones during childbirth, they can cause inconveniences.