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Max Collins shares home water birth experience

Two months after giving birth to her and husband Pancho Magno’s first child, Max Collins recalled for fans her home water birth experience. 

On her latest vlog, she started by sharing how she suddenly started getting contractions at around three in the morning on July 6. Feeling so much pain, it was then she realized it was time. 

Thankfully, there’s a cellphone app that helped her monitor her contraction.

Because of the scare brought about by the pandemic, Max had to give birth at  home and she started “slightly panicking.”

With the help of her husband they started getting everything ready, including inflating the pool she is to use, filling it up with water. 

“He tried to make the room very spa-like with candles and a diffuser and just make it all really nice except we forgot one thing — that our blinds don’t really cover the light so it

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I’m HIV positive. How will HIV affect my birth options?

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What’s the safest way to deliver my baby if I’m HIV positive?

That depends on your health and individual circumstances. The decision to have a vaginal birth or a c-section is one to make with your healthcare provider.

Discuss the risks and benefits of each type of delivery with your healthcare team early in pregnancy. It’s an important decision because the risk of passing HIV on to a baby is highest around the time of delivery.

Experts aren’t sure why the risk of spreading the virus is greater during birth. It could be that some of the blood containing the virus crosses the placenta during contractions. Another possibility is that a baby becomes infected from contact with body fluids during birth.

In the past, HIV-positive women were usually advised by their provider to have a c-section. But these days, controlling HIV with antiretroviral therapy (ART) reduces the risk of transmitting

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Joy-Anna Duggar Puts on Makeup While Laboring: Birth Video

Up close and personal. One month after their daughter’s birth, Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth shared footage from Evelyn’s arrival.

“We arrived at the hospital at 8 p.m. Started a low dose of Pitocin that night to get Joy’s contractions going,” Forsyth, 26, captioned their Saturday, September 5, YouTube video. “At 7:30 a.m. that next morning, the doctor came in and broke her water. Once he did that, contractions became pretty strong and steady and her body started to labor on its own. At around 1 p.m., Joy started pushing and our baby girl arrived at 2:12 p.m!”

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The Counting On star noted that their little one was “posterior (sunny side up),” which explained his wife’s back pain during labor and “why she had to push so long.”

While Duggar, 22, didn’t receive an epidural when she welcomed son Gideon, now 2, in 2018, she opted for

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