What is False Labor?

This is also called Braxton-Hicks Contractions. Your muscles are tightening and relaxing- practicing for real birth time. These are painless and not regular. If contractions go away when you sit down or stand up they are most likely false labor. Real labor pains begin in the low back and spread to low belly. They are regular and get stronger over time.

Why do pregnant women get heartburn?

It has nothing to do with the heart. This burning feeling is caused by stomach acids coming back into your throat from your food pipe (esophagus). As your belly gets bigger, you get more heartburn. Watch what you eat and drink. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, fatty or fried foods, spicy things and citrus. Smoking makes it worse. Talk to your doctor about other tips for helping heartburn.

How do you know when you need a C-Section?

Some are done as an emergency and sometimes your doctor knows in advance. It is major surgery and should be done only when the health of the mother or baby is at risk. If the baby is too big, turned the wrong way, or you had a c-section last time you may need a c-section this time. Talk to your doctor in advance.

What helps morning sickness when you’re pregnant?

Here are some tips: Avoid having an empty stomach by eating 5 or 6 small meals a day. Try to drink liquids such as water, milk, and juices between meals and not during meals. When you are sick to your stomach, eat plain foods like crackers, broth or gelatin. Caffeine-free ginger-ale or mint tea sometimes helps. Do not eat spicy or fried foods- this can make the nausea much worse.