Labor and Delivery

by Julie Snyder Ten essential postpartum items Your baby's due any day now. What will you need on hand those first few days post-delivery? Here's our 10 postpartum must-...
by Teresa J. Mitchell You've said your final good-byes at work. You've finished the nursery. You've celebrated the upcoming birth, baby shower or blessing ceremony. Now...
by Julie Snyder Have you read any of these recent headlines about birthing, midwifery and childbirth coverage? "The South Australian Deputy Coroner release...

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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Labor

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Delivery

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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...
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Childbirth Options

by Julie Snyder Ten triggers Your due date has come and gone. Your ready to serve an eviction notice to your small resident. What can you do that might get the message across? Try one of the natural...
by Teresa J. Mitchell You've said your final good-byes at work. You'...
by Julie Snyder Have you read any of these recent headlines about...
by Patty Hardy Knowing what to expect when it comes time for your...

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

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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...