Athena’s Birth Story – A Scheduled Induction

All about inductions!

  Baby Time! It seems like just yesterday, rather than 6 months ago, my husband and I were driving to the hospital on a rainy Friday nervous and excited to meet our little one. While some women may be in labour at this point, I was not. I had been called that morning, around 5 AM, into the hospital for my scheduled induction. I was a week past my due date and had only experienced infrequent Braxton Hicks that whole week. Needless to say, I was anxious and frustrated already that my body was not naturally going into labour...

8 Common Medical Terms When You’re Giving Birth

Isn't it frustrating when you hear doctors and nurses talking in medical terms and it seems like they're speaking another language? You deserve to know what they are talking about. This post will go over some common terms used, for you to be more involved in your own care, without having to get a medical degree.

Medical Terms: Learn the Lingo and Speak Like a Pro Isn’t it frustrating when you hear doctors and nurses speaking in medical terms and it seems like they are aliens speaking another language? It probably feels like they are speaking way over your head. I believe you deserve to know what they are talking about, especially when it involves your care. I will share the meaning of medical terms and lingo that birthing professionals often use while caring for pregnant and postpartum patients. Don’t hesitate to ask your own health care provider if you don’t understand something. Sometimes we,...

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Inductions

Induction of Labour So, your doctor or midwife has told you that you need an induction to start your labour. What does that entail? Firstly, there are many reasons for induction, the most common one being postdates. This is more than 41 weeks of pregnancy in North America. Other reasons can be because your baby is larger than expected on ultrasound or if you are medically unwell. Unfortunately induction has become too common in recent years. It is a medical procedure that is more likely to result in caesarean section than when you go into labour naturally. The decision...