Birthing and Delivery

Information about preparing for the big day!

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Things to do BEFORE giving Birth

The top 10 things to do before giving birth.

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Things to do AFTER the baby is born

10 Things to do AFTER the baby is born

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To Doula or Not To Doula

An extra set of caring hands or too many cooks? PSP members share their advice about hiring a doula.

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Pre-birth Advice from PSP Members

How do you prepare for birth? PSP parents share their real life experiences and perspective on getting ready for giving birth.

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Life After Birth: PSP Members share their Post-birth Advice

What happens after birth? PSP parents share their real life experiences and perspective about life after birth.

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How to Turn a Breech Baby

Information about turning a breeched baby.

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Tips on a Natural Childbirth

Tips for planning a natural or home childbirth, website links and advice from Park Slope Parents.

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Things to think about before you go into Labor

Advice to think about while you're still pregnant!

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Advice to Remember About Your Hospital Stay

Things to make your hospital experience better.

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Don't Freak Out Advice

Advice to help keep your blood pressure at bay! This article covers parents experiences with epidurals, breastfeeding, PPD & more.

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Birthing Affirmations

Things to visualize and think about as you go through labor to help you cope with pain and fear.

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How to bring on Labor

What to do when you're past your due date?

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To VBAC or not to VBAC

Advice about whether to have another C-section or try for a Vaginal Birth After C-section (VBAC).

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Recovering from a C-section

C-section recovery can be full of challenges. You have to manage your pain, your scar, your movement—oh, and not to mention your new baby! Here, Park Slope Parents members share their Cesarean section recovery tips and experiences.

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Having Another Baby - Later in Life

PSP Members who got pregnant later in life (late 30s and early 40s) share their experience of giving birth and being a parent at a more mature age.

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Umbilical Cord Cutting

For parents to be, consider talking about umbilical cord cutting with your practitioner at your next check up. Recent research found positive outcomes for babies with delayed umbilical cord cutting. Here are some articles that discuss the findings but be sure to do your own research...

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Things to do for new parents home from the hospital

Here PSP members share how to really help a new parent.

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Labor logistics with Baby #2

How do handle logistics of taking care of Thing #1 when you are in labor with Thing #2? PSP members share their advice.

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Advice on getting to the hospital on "D" day

How to get to the hospital.

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PSP Members Most Valuable Birthing Class Lessons

What PSP members thought was the most valuable takeaway from their birthing class.

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