Finding the Perfect Doula

I gave birth the first time without a doula. This was unwise. I thought about hiring a doula, but we were strapped for cash, and I figured my husband could handle the coaching duties. This assumption was unwise. He, bless his heart, was absolutely useless. And my...

Signs of Labor | Cervix Dilation

27 facts about the cervix and how it acts during labor When it is close to time to deliver your baby, the cervix starts to efface, or thin, and dilate, or open. This is to prepare for the baby to go through the birth canal. The rate at which cervical dilation and...