labor and delivery

  1. 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...
  2. Pregnancy

    Sleep deprivation can lead to preterm labor

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    You know that the aches and discomforts of pregnancy make it hard for you to catch some Zs, but did you know that lack of adequate...
  3. New Moms

    How to write a birth story

    You don't have to be a writer to write the story of the day your child entered the world. Follow these prompts to remember your...
  4. Pregnancy and Baby

    Having a Christmas baby

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    If your baby is due in December, you may get a lot of commiseration and pity (for both you and your baby) from those you share your...
  5. Pregnancy

    5 Reasons to hire a birth doula

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    Giving birth is a monumentally life-changing experience. Why do it alone? Throughout history, women have labored with the support of...
  6. Pregnancy

    How birth affects breastfeeding

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    It takes 60 muscles for an infant to master the suck-swallow-breathe reflex, so it's no wonder that a baby's birth affects their...
  7. Pregnancy

    Should cameras be allowed in delivery rooms?

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    A growing number of hospitals are restricting cameras and video recorders in the delivery room, citing legal issues and patient...
  8. Pregnancy

    Should you consider a doula?

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    Whether you are planning a pregnancy, just found out you're pregnant or are about to deliver, you've probably paid some thought to...
  9. Pregnancy

    Vacuum extraction during delivery

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    In the labor and delivery room, things don't always go as you plan. From lengthy labors to low levels of pain tolerance, each and...
  10. Pregnancy

    IVs during labor

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    As routine as hearing "push!" in the delivery room, IVs are being administered to laboring women as a precautionary measure. If...
  11. Pregnancy

    How to handle an unexpected home birth

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    You're looking forward to delivering in the comforts of the hospital delivery room, only to find that your bun in the oven is making...
  12. Pregnancy

    Stages of labor

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    Like your pregnancy, your labor is broke into three stages: the first, the second, and the third stage. However, each stage of labor...
  13. Pregnancy

    How to speed up labor

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    Now that it's go time, it seems that your bun in the oven is taking her sweet time making her grand entrance. But after nine long...
  14. Pregnancy

    How to recognize preterm labor

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    You feel what you think are contractions, but is it Braxton-Hicks or is your baby making an early appearance? From recognizing signs...