Labor and Delivery

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...
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...

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 .

Fantasy vs. Reality: Plan for the Unexpected Birth

I was planning for a natural birth. Every girl imagines her first kiss, her wedding day and what it will feel like to have a baby. Part was through pregnancy, out of the blue, a friend said, "Oh, I've been meaning to tell you...if things don't go the way you have planned," she paused briefly, yet thoughtfully, "it's okay." For some reason, her words anchored themselves into my mind.

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Labor

by Pregnancy.org Staff After hours or even weeks of non-productive pre-labor contractions, your body may begin to have rhythmic contractions that seem "different" to you. These contractions may be...
by Jovanna Acevedo Quesada Does Hollywood have you convinced that...
 When a woman is in labor, it's not really the time to crack jokes,...
 False contractions, known as Braxton-Hicks, might have first shown...

Delivery

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 you're focused on those...
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

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...
Having a baby is an exciting time. There is so much to do and you...
 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...

Men's Guide to Birth

You are pregnant, anxious and excited about the new addition to your family. You've read all the baby books, are wearing maternity clothes, and took the birthing classes. The baby room is painted and...
You are pregnant, anxious and excited about the new addition to your...
Read all of PUSH: One Man's Journey Week 42 Sarah hijacked this entry...

The Big Day

Whether you're giving birth at a hospital or birthing center, it doesn't so much matter the where as the 'what' to bring with you. Remember, only bring what makes sense to you and leave your...
My Baby Arrived Right on my due date Feb 8th 2013 @4:15pm BC time...
 While this article may not be presented to you in a lovely spiral-...
Breast surgery often requires some wardrobe alterations. A lot of...

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...