Do you know what to look for to know it’s labor time?! This week on the podcast, I talk about what those things are but also give you some detail on how they can show up for moms because, let’s be honest, some moms may see certain signs and still wait a week or two before hitting active labor. Tune in and enjoy!
5:11 - Nesting can show up as you get closer to your due date. This is a common sign that labor is approaching across the animal species too! Mom's thought process during this time may causes her to go into organizing mode. There are also some great exercises to help put you in a calm mental state as you get closer to your birth-date.
12:25 - Wondering what a mucous plug is and what it does?! You can find all that info here. I also explain the various looks a mucus plug can have, what to look for and what might be considered not normal and cause for you to see your provider.
21:06 - Your water broke! Hooray! You’re definitely...
We hear this a lot as doulas and it seems to get a lot of attention once every month when women are approaching their due date...so is it true that a full moon brings on labor? You will definitely want to tune into this fun episode where we talk about the research, the personal and professional experiences we've had, and give you our take, as well as the facts, behind this concept.
1:33 - Where does this idea come from?
6:00 - These are all of the good causes of labor. The things that get labor going naturally in a great way.
8:26 - The not-so-great things that can cause labor. These are the random less than positive ways to go into labor as well as the medical reasons.
11:49 - What are the signs that baby is coming and labor will be starting soon?
17:41 - So...Does a full moon cause you to go into labor??
20:03 - Does the time of day have sway on when birth will begin?
It's true that having a due date around the holidays may increase the chance of an unnecessary induction. You may also be surprised to hear that both moms and providers have their own reasons for recommending induction. So how do you know when it's a good idea to induce? We are going to provide some insight on that and dive a little bit deeper into the science behind the "due" date.
REASONS WHY A MOTHER MIGHT WANT AN INDUCTION
-Family being in town during a certain period of time and wanting to have their help with the new baby.
-Knowing when baby will be born makes it easier to plan for the holiday season.
-If the provider of their choice is going on vacation close to their due date.
-To take advantage of the tax break/deduction.
-If they've already met their insurance deductible for the year.
-Weather. Winter weather & distance to the birthplace may lead to concerns about a safe trip and making it in time.
REASONS A PROVIDER MIGHT OFFER AN INDUCTION