labor and delivery

  1. Pregnancy, Labor & Birth

    Why I’m having a home birth

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    Five years ago, I found myself pregnant with my first child. I was 24 and didn’t know squat about babies and labor and all that...
  2. Pregnancy, Labor & Birth

    What's the deal with orgasmic birth?

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    If you haven't heard of orgasmic birth, you're not alone. We get the story of how birth can be pleasurable for some women — no,...
  3. Pregnancy, Labor & Birth

    A journey from new mom to birth advocate

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    Meet Laura Irmis, a mom who embraced natural childbirth after the birth of her first son. She shares her journey from new mom to...
  4. Pregnancy, Labor & Birth

    This mom had a lightning-fast VBAC birth

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    Stacy was expecting her third baby, but she and her husband weren’t prepared for how quickly little Conley entered the world. Her...
  5. Pregnancy, Labor & Birth

    What’s the deal with birth hypnosis?

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    Instead of relying on medicine for pain relief, some moms use hypnosis to cope with the pain of labor and delivery. What’s it all...
  6. Pregnancy, Labor & Birth

    Why home birth is becoming more popular

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    More moms are staying home when it comes to childbirth. What is driving this return to home birth, and what is the appeal?
  7. Pregnancy, Labor & Birth

    Only a midwife for me

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    Whether you work with a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) or lay midwife, you deserve holistic,...
  8. Pregnancy, Labor & Birth

    Should I go on a hospital tour?

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    Pregnancy involves soaking in a lot of information and asking a lot of questions. Many expectant moms find a hospital tour helpful...
  9. Pregnancy, Labor & Birth

    5 Myths about labor debunked

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    Chances are you've heard these five myths about labor and birth, but we're here to debunk them. Get ready for the truth about labor!
  10. Pregnancy, Labor & Birth

    Siblings in the delivery room

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    Are you thinking about inviting your kids in to watch your new baby’s birth? We talk with real moms about the benefits and...
  11. Pregnancy, Labor & Birth

    When a home birth just won’t work out

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    If you have your heart set on a home birth, but circumstances dictate you must head to the hospital anyway, don’t despair — there...
  12. Pregnancy, Labor & Birth

    Is dolphin-assisted birth awesome or crazy?

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    A North Carolina couple has departed for Hawaii to spend time swimming with dolphins. They are also planning to swim with dolphins...
  13. Pregnancy, Labor & Birth

    Mom story: I helped deliver my own grandkids

    Doula and childbirth educator Nancy Rae calls herself a birth junkie. Find out how this experienced doula began a lifelong journey...
  14. Pregnancy, Labor & Birth

    What you need to know about prodromal labor

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    You’re near (or past) your due date, and every night, contractions arrive like clockwork — but they don't seem to go anywhere. Learn...
  15. Pregnancy, Labor & Birth

    My water broke, what happens next?

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    We've all watched movie scenes that show mom's water breaking in the grocery store before dad frantically rushes her to the hospital...
  16. Pregnancy, Labor & Birth

    Recovering after childbirth: When going natural pays off

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    Childbirth isn’t a contest. For many moms, an epidural is the way to go. If you’re on the fence and considering going natural, here...
  17. Pregnancy, Labor & Birth

    Mom story: I gave birth in my living room

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    Meet author Tristina Wright, a creative mom to two daughters who gave birth to her second child on her living room floor. Wright...
  18. Hookups, Breakups & Babies

    Linda Cardellini on childbirth: "It was very intense and scary"

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    Mad Men actress Linda Cardellini opens up about her difficult childbirth and the issue she had after her delivery. Sometimes...
  19. Pregnancy, Labor & Birth

    Why doulas are becoming more popular

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    Childbirth support in the form of a doula is becoming more popular for moms who want the additional help during their labor and...
  20. Pregnancy, Labor & Birth

    Birth photos: How low should the camera go?

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    Are you thinking about having your baby's birth photographed? You know, from down south? Moms share their stories about how extreme...