A new report from the LeapFrog Group shows early elective deliveries (EEDs) have drastically declined since the organization began reporting on them in 2010. Leah Binder, LeapFrog's president and CEO, talks to SheKnows about the recent successes to reduce unnecessary EEDs and the steps to continue to advocate for additional best practices within maternity care.Read Full Story
Braxton Hicks, while great practice for the uterus, can be a real nuisance to an expecting mother in the final days. Here are some characteristics of true contractions to help determine if you are feeling the real thing, or just those darn Braxton Hicks.Read Full Story
Your hospital bag is going to be your lifeline to normality for the two to three days that you will be staying there. Chances are you have all the little things packed and ready to go for baby, but don’t forget about you and your needs! Read on for 10 hospital bag essentials for you.Read Full Story
You’ve created a birth plan -- only to find that your doctor has other plans in the home stretch. Whether you’re past your due date or experiencing fetal distress, your doctor may choose to induce labor. Wondering what your labor may be like if your OB/GYN or midwife chooses medication versus a drug-free way to induce labor? Find out what to expect when labor is induced.Read Full Story
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