Is Giving Birth Naturally Painful?

Read this blog post to find out if giving birth is painful! Written by a labour and delivery nurse.

Is giving birth painful? What does labour really feel like? I’m sure this is a question every single pregnant person has asked themselves at least once! I don’t think one person can really answer this question. In my experience, contractions really hurt! Once my water broke, they got really intense. I had really strong period like cramps that seemed to wrap around my whole body from front to back. The pain took me out of my body. I felt like I was in another universe and that everything around me was surreal. I remember looking out onto the parking...

Planning For Your C-Section. A Detailed Birth Plan.

All about our C-section birth plan! Learn how to write your own plan for the big day. Written by a labour and delivery nurse.

This post is all about our birth plan for my upcoming C-section. I’m having a C-section due to the placement of my placenta, so although a lot of things are out of my control, I really want to be clear about our wishes for the surgery. Learn about my placenta and other fun facts about my pregnancy: My Pregnancy Journal: Week Twenty-Five I am a labour and delivery nurse and totally aware that having a plan does not necessarily mean everything on that plan will happen. It’s more a list of preferences if everything goes well. Some things might not...

Amazing Online Birth Course for Busy Parents

Online Birth Course for Busy People

I’m a busy person. I work as an L&D nurse, I have a family and run a blog. I’m go go go all the time! It’s hard to find time for prenatal classes but now that I’m pregnant I really need to do one. It’s been a loooooong time since I was pregnant with my first son, but it’s looking like online is the way to go these days. You can never be too prepared for birth. The more preparation you do, the better equipped you’ll be to cope with labour and birth. Taking Classes Online Online classes are...

Stacey’s Birth Story – When Birth Doesn’t Go as Planned

All is well that ends well. A happy baby and happy mom even though things didn't go as Stacey planned and she had to have a c-section

Stacey’s Birth Story It’s very common for women to have a certain idea about what is going to happen during their labour and delivery. Some even write out a birth plan and hope to follow it to a tee! Stacey was one of those women, and she’s going to tell us her birth story and how it can be good to be ready to go with the flow. She shares with us very raw emotions about her experience and the disappointment she felt when things didn’t work out the way she had hoped. Thank you so much, Stacey, for...

Haley’s Birth Story – A Very Long Labour

This is Haley's Birth Story about her very long labour.

Birth Stories with Babytalk Welcome to this brand new segment of the blog! My plan is to post women’s birth stories and then add in labour and birth information from myself wherever it’s relevant. I find a lot of women have unresolved issues with their experiences and my goal is to clarify some of them, using my L&D and postpartum nursing experience. I also want to use my knowledge to empower other women to take control of their own experiences, and I believe birth stories will do just that. Women can benefit a great deal from reading other women’s birth...

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