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- I'm 37 weeks, one centimeter dialated, and 50% effaced and I REALLY don't want to go the whole 40 we
- When you actually like your O.B., your child's birth can be twice as memorable.
- While common, episiotomies are not always necessary, so consult your doctor before going into labor. Find our your options about episiotomies before delivery.
- Find out what labor and delivery can be like, as one father shares his innermost thoughts, fears and hopes in a blow-by-blow account of his wife's childbirth experience.
- Learn what you need to know about amniotic fluid during pregnancy. Be sure to monitor your amniotic fluid during pregnancy.
- The last thing on your mind right now is training for a marathon. But your body is about to endure one - labor
- A due date is just a best guess. What happens when the 40-week mark comes...and goes?
- Consult a week by week guide to pregnancy. Learn about what changes with our week by week guide to pregnancy.
- Preterm labor and leaving baby behind at the NICU can be stressful for new parents. Here's a parents' survival guide for when a preemie needs intensive care.
- Read our trimester-by-trimester guide to your emotions and learn how to survive the nine-month stretch of pregnancy
- One mom’s story of why the experience of new motherhood resonates in our lives -- even years later
- Labor and delivery can be painful so many moms choose pain relief like epidurals. Learn about your pain relief options for labor and delivery. Epidurals can make it hard to push during pregnancy.
- It is important to create a birth plan when expecting a baby. Map out your birth plan with our expert tips on labor and delivery.
- A guide to finding the right course
- Real stories of unplanned c-sections and their causes: baby's heartbeat is failing, labor not progressing, baby's not in position, or mom's health is failing. Plus: how these moms bonded with their babies after the birth.
- The percentage of women whose labors were induced (some for medical reasons, some not) increased from 18 percent in 1997 to 22 percent in 2006. How to avoid being induced
- Whether or not to get an epidural during labor is an important choice. Here are some statistics to help with your decision