Category Archives: give birth

What to do if your pregnancy exceeds 40 weeks

For most women, the birth happens before the 42nd week. The 40th week marks the normal time needed for the baby to fully develop. However, if you got to this point and until now you haven’t felt anything, don’t worry. Many doctors wait up to 10 to 14 days after the expected birth date, zealously […]

The big moment is finally here!

Hora do bebê nascer

Your anxiety must be through the roof, but you’re also euphoric and worried – all at the same time. If this is your first pregnancy, you might even experience some apprehension you’ve never felt before. After all, there were more than enough tips, information, stories and advice you’ve been listening to for the past nine […]

Ready to come into the world

bebê pronto para nascer

The baby’s lungs continue to develop until he/she is born. Turthully, they’re already capable of working, but this will only happen during that long-awaited cry in the birthing room that’ll make you emotional and happy. The amniotic liquid, which was translucent, is now more opaque and milky due to the vernix caseosa, the viscous, waxy […]

Almost there: learn the signs that indicate the birth is close

Quais são os sinais de que o parto está próximo e o bebê vai nascer

According to experts, the birthing process – especially during the first pregnancy – can last for 8 to 12 hours. Some times, even more. With that in mind, there’s no need to go crazy and run to the hospital the moment you feel a sharp pain in your stomach. Many times, fear and stress can […]

Anesthetics options for labor and delivery

Tipos de anestesia para parto

Labor pain on your mind? You may be dreaming of a painless natural birth. BUT things don’t always happen the way we expect them to, right? And the fact is: Medication can help minimize the mother’s pain and suffering and allows everything to run smoothly. There are many ways to address labor pain drug-free. However, […]

Preparing your maternity bag

O que colocar na mala de maternidade

Experts recommend you start packing your maternity bag – or rather, bags, one for you and one for the baby – anytime after the 34th week. During the 37th week, everything should be organized, seeing as your baby could be born at any point in time. To pack your bags, bear in mind that you’ll […]

Maternity Hospital: where to give birth?

Como escolher a maternidade

As the expected birth date nears, certain things cannot be pushed back any longer. Think about what kind of labor and delivery experience you want. Make a list of what is essential to you when it comes to B-day. Compare your contenders: Health Insurance Are the hospital and maternity ward of your choosing covered by […]