labor and delivery

  1. Pregnancy

    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...
  2. Pregnancy

    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 — who was present at...
  3. Pregnancy

    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...
  4. Pregnancy

    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...
  5. Pregnancy

    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...
  6. Pregnancy

    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...
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    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...
  8. Pregnancy

    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...
  9. Pregnancy

    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...
  10. Pregnancy

    Tips for the first stage of labor

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    Do the mysteries of what to expect during labor and delivery have you feeling anxious? You can relax a little bit when you have...
  11. Pregnancy

    Forceps during delivery

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    You dream of the perfect delivery and birth of your baby, but your bun in the oven may have plans of his own. Although forceps are...
  12. Pregnancy

    Would you avoid a holiday birth?

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    So you’re due on or around Christmas and your doctor has offered to induce you (or schedule a C-section) a week or so before...
  13. Pregnancy

    Doula or don’t?

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    If you’re planning on a drug-free labor, you may benefit from the assistance of a professional birth coach.
  14. Pregnancy

    What is a lotus birth?

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    You want your baby's grand entrance into the world to be smooth and stress free, but is opting to cut the cord doing more harm than...
  15. Pregnancy

    The truth about epidurals

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    Epidurals are often hailed as the golden standard of childbirth pain relief, and generally go off without a hitch, but there are...
  16. Pregnancy

    Benefits of natural childbirth

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    Birth is part of the natural cycle of life. Empower your birth by laboring naturally and discover the many benefits of natural...
  17. Pregnancy

    Mom survives placenta percreta and 35-gallon blood transfer

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    San Antonio mom Gina Walker, 31, miraculously survived the birth of her fifth child after a rare complication nearly took her life...
  18. Pregnancy

    5 Surprising things you can do with your placenta

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    From stuffed animals and soothing face creams to smoothies and art for your wall, learn more about the strange and surprising things...
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    Dangerous birth: Is childbirth becoming over-medicalized?

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    C-section rates are at an all-time high in the U.S. at 1 in 3 births, endangering the lives of thousands of women and babies. Has...
  20. Parenting

    The dirty truth: 6 gross facts about birth no one tells you

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    Maybe you didn't think childbirth was going to be a unicorn fantasy, but you also probably didn't know that you might poop on the...