Labor and Delivery

When You Arrive at the Hospital You have a million questions about labor. How long will labor last? How bad is the pain going to be? Can I really do this? There is no...
by Melissa D. Jaramillo Following the vaginal birth of your baby, you are probably in awe of that precious little one. After months of feeling as if you were sporting a...
QUESTION Hi Around 33 weeks I was told I had a slightly increased level of Amniotic fluid - it was at 27 when the cut off is 25 for normal.  The specialist I am seeing...

Looking Ahead: Signs and Symptoms of Labor

Even though you've been anticipating the birth of your baby for several months, it may be difficult to tell when labor actually begins. People say, "you'll just know," but that's hardly reassuring. In fact you might feel like rolling your eyes! You will need to interpret your body's changes as labor approaches. Although every woman's pregnancy is unique there are a number of signals your body is gearing up for labor.

For C-Section Moms

This is my first time on this sight before. I just want to hear from ob/gyn professionals or moms out there who have had more than three c-sections and especially those who have experienced vertical c-sections. I'm 22 years old and I have three children and a daughter that I'm scheduled to have my fourth vertical c-section with November 27th.

The Importance of Hydration

We all know how important it is to drink lots of fluids, especially water. Picture this: you are watching a marathon on television, and kind volunteers wearing colorful vests are handing out bottles of water to the runners. The marathoners drink as they run, thirstily pouring the water down their parched throats. They then throw the bottles away, and with renewed energy and strength, they charge through the finish line...Victorious

Well pregnancy and childbirth are just like marathons, and women need to be aware of the importance of remaining hydrated throughout the process.

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depression . I was sad but i decided to move on . Of April of last year I got married , and months later I became pregnant. I still am now pregnant with my baby girl who I plan on naming , Lola . I am due in September and life has been well to me . My twins have started pre-k , and are very intelligent . So I hope to continue on to the future , hopefully having my next child in 4 years . I have to let the past go . Now my mom is in my life and comes to see her grandchildren alot .

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depression . I was sad but i decided to move on . Of April of last year I got married , and months later I became pregnant. I still am now pregnant with my baby girl who I plan on naming , Lola . I am due in September and life has been well to me . My twins have started pre-k , and are very intelligent . So I hope to continue on to the future , hopefully having my next child in 4 years . I have to let the past go . Now my mom is in my life and comes to see her grandchildren alot .

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Labor

When You Arrive at the Hospital You have a million questions about labor. How long will labor last? How bad is the pain going to be? Can I really do this? There is no way to know the answers to these...
QUESTION I am currently at 29-30 weeks. I had fervently hoped /...
by Melissa Jaramillo The final days (hours?) are ticking away as the...
The March of Dimes just released their 2012 Premature Birth Report...

Delivery

by Melissa D. Jaramillo Following the vaginal birth of your baby, you are probably in awe of that precious little one. After months of feeling as if you were sporting a monster truck tire on your...
QUESTION Hi Around 33 weeks I was told I had a slightly increased...
By Missy Jaramillo Are you expecting a baby, but don't have a partner...
by Melissa D. Jaramillo We are very pleased to share the...

Childbirth Options

 How would you like to give birth in a big ole' room with 12 other women (also in labor) with zero privacy -- not even a curtain-bearin' it all (literally) for the rest of the room to see? That's...
 How would you like to give birth in a big ole' room with 12 other...
by Julie Snyder As soon as you saw a positive on the pregnancy test...
by Steve Blight I kept reading the same thing…"Have an empowering...

Men's Guide to Birth

 When a woman is in labor, it's not really the time to crack jokes, create and implement hair-brained schemes or use witty sarcasm. If you do, you'll more than likely get an earful and possibly a...
 When a woman is in labor, it's not really the time to crack jokes,...
You are pregnant, anxious and excited about the new addition to your...

The Big Day

 While this article may not be presented to you in a lovely spiral-bound notebook with color-coded tabs, we can help you get the whole "getting ready for baby" experience to be a pleasantly organized...
 While this article may not be presented to you in a lovely spiral-...
Breast surgery often requires some wardrobe alterations. A lot of...
by Pregnancy.org Staff Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a...

The Next Steps

A mom-to-be has a lot on her mind as she prepares for the birth of her baby. As she considers nursery colors, researches pediatricians, and shops for diapers and onesies, she should also add "finding...
A mom-to-be has a lot on her mind as she prepares for the birth of...
by Barbara L. Behrmann, Ph.D. "It hurt." "My baby was too sleepy to...