Labor and Delivery

What You Should Know About GBS

What You Should Know About GBS

What is GBS? Global Business Services (GBS) are providing ample opportunities… just teasing! The GBS I will be speaking of today is Group B. Streptoccus, also referred to as Group. B. Strep or Baby Strep. GBS is a bacterium that may come and go in […]

All About Birth Plans, Created by a Labor and Delivery Nurse

All About Birth Plans, Created by a Labor and Delivery Nurse

Written birth plans can be controversial in the Obstetrics world! This simple post will help you evaluate if a birth plan will be a support to you in the labor and delivery process. And, if so, as a Labor and Delivery nurse, I will show […]

Your Embarrassing Pregnancy Questions Answered

Your Embarrassing Pregnancy Questions Answered

As a good friend and Labor and Delivery Nurse, I get asked some ooey gooey, awkward questions! The sort that only come out in the all safe zones; like the girl’s nights outs or the baby showers… at least once grandma has left right?  These […]

13 Commonly Asked Questions Regarding C-Sections

13 Commonly Asked Questions Regarding C-Sections

Video created by my dear friend from West End Creative Group, see more of their beautiful videos at westendcreativegroup.com. Schedule with them and use the code westendbabies for a 10% discount! My heart sympathizes when I see my laboring patient’s eyes swell with disappointment and […]

Cervical Dilation & Effacement with a Fruity Theme

Cervical Dilation & Effacement with a Fruity Theme

What is the Cervix? Cervix in Latin means neck (English Dictionary, 2008). Anatomically, picture the cervix being the neck of the uterus. You can also think of the cervix as the protection gate that keeps your baby inside the uterus until ready for birth.   Where […]

Check List of What to Bring to the Hospital

Check List of What to Bring to the Hospital

Download PDF checklist shown in the picture here: Check List of What To Bring to The Hospital  Momma’s Hospital List Picture ID and insurance card These will be taken at registration. Any medications you are currently taking or a list  Sometimes you are allowed to take […]

The Most Common Medications in Labor & Delivery

The Most Common Medications in Labor & Delivery

It is your right to know the effects and side effects of the medications offered to you When I go to the car mechanic I am lost and frustrated in their car mechanic lingo.  Healthcare lingo is also a different language… our tools and procedures […]

True Labor Vs. False Labor

True Labor Vs. False Labor

You might hear many people say, “You will absolutely know when you are in labor”.  Well what defines labor?  Labor is when the cervix is becoming thinner (effacement) and opens (dilates) due to the uterus contracting at regular intervals. Signs that you are approaching labor […]