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Labor and Delivery

Choosing how to deliver your baby, and knowing about all of the possibilities should things work out differently than you hoped, can help you approach your baby's birthday with more confidence.

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Using Cervidil For Labor Induction
Woman in labor
What to Know About Uterine Tachysystole
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What to Expect at the Hospital After Giving Birth
baby in hospital with clamp on umbilical cord
Umbilical Cords: What You Need to Know
African American doctor taking pregnant woman's blood pressure
What Is an Obstetrician?
Woman experiencing contraction pain
What Are Contractions?
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How to Use Mindful Childbirth and Parenting
Pregnant woman having a pelvimetry medical exam
Cephalopelvic Disproportion: Can a baby get stuck during childbirth?
Pregnant woman sitting on hospital bed holding her belly
Does Cervical Effacement Mean Labor Has Started?
Pregnant woman in hospital
When an Episiotomy Is Recommended and When It's Not
Birthing centre
What to Know About the Bradley Method of Childbirth
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How Lamaze Today Is Different from the Lamaze of the Past
Pregnant woman holding her stomach in hospital
Why an Induction May Be Necessary Before Labor
What Is Lotus Birth?
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Caring for Yourself and Your Newborn Postpartum
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Signs Pregnant Mothers Can Watch for When Their Water Breaks
Driving to the hospital while in labor
The Options Parents Have When Being Sent Home After a False Labor
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Visualization Techniques for Labor and Birth
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In-Hospital Procedures for Newborns in the First Hours After Birth
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How You Can Help When Your Baby Is Breech in Pregnancy
Premature baby in NICU
6 Can't-Miss Signs of Preterm Labor
A pregnant woman experiencing braxton hicks contractions.
How to Tell if Your Contractions Are the Real Thing
Illustration of cervical dilation in the first stage of labor
Dilation of the Cervix Is Measured When Going Into Labor
Labor in hospital
5 Reasons You May Want to Avoid Inducing Labor (Even if You're Overdue)
Pregnant Caucasian woman timing contractions in hospital
What to Know About the Placenta
Pregnant Woman in Bathtub
Why Women Should Be Careful When Removing Pubic Hair for Labor
Doctor examining pregnant woman
How Dilated Should You Be to Go to the Hospital?
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Various Techniques That Can Turn Your Baby
Woman having labor pains
Coping Tips for Each Stage of Labor
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Methods for Speeding Up Labor
Just delivered baby on their mother's chest in a hospital
Asking Your Birth Center How Many People Can Be in a Delivery Room
Couple at the hospital in labor
Why Mothers Might Need Antibiotics in Labor to Fight Off Infection
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Why Labor Is Sometimes Augmented After It Has Stalled
Pregnant woman discussing issues with her doctor.
5 Things to Ask Your Doctor Before an Induction of Labor
Mucus Plug
What Is the Mucus Plug?
Young woman enduring labor pains in hospital.
Why Some Women Choose to Have Unmedicated or Natural Births
Expectant parents. The woman is in the early stages of labour.
Try These Different Positions With a Partner During Labor
Birthing centre
7 Things to Consider for Your Birth Plan
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The Role of the Cervical Os in Pregnancy and Childbirth
Newborn in the hospital with mom
Benefits of Rooming-In With Your Baby After Birth
Man assisting childbirth in hospital
Don't Worry About Pooping in Labor
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Does Your Hospital Offer an LDRP Room for Birth?
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How a Cervical Lip Forms During Childbirth
Expectant mother timing her contractions while sitting on couch at home
7 Signs to Watch for If You Are Going Into Labor
A woman in labor with a fetal monitor.
Intrauterine Pressure Catheter (IUPC)
Labor in hospital
Different Ways Labor Is Induced
A pregnant woman bending backward, seen from the side.
What Is Pitocin?
A mother holding her newborn baby in the hospital.
Benefits and Risks of Vaginal Birth After a C-Section
Massage Tool
4 Birthing Tools You Should Buy to Help With Your Labor
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Online Childbirth Classes Pros and Cons
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How Hospitals Make Sure Your Baby Isn't Switched at Birth
Pregnant woman timing contractions in hospital
The Benefits and Risks of Artificially Breaking Water to Start Labor
Teacher helping pregnant woman to practice breathing technique in antenatal class
How to Become a Childbirth Educator
Newborn diaper and cord clamp on belly button
Could Meconium Cause Labor and After Birth Complications?
pregnant woman in the hospital
Using a Foley Bulb Catheter for Induction of Labor
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Does Everyone Get a Burst of Energy Before Labor?
Reasons why twins are born early
10 Words of Encouragement for Labor and Delivery
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How Do You Time Contractions During Labor?
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Reasons Why Someone May Choose a Natural Childbirth
A mother is waiting for cesarean section at hospital.
Why Saline or Heparin Locks Are Administered to Mothers in Labor

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