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...

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.

Another delayed cesarean. Another baby dies.

In the NHS in England, as many as 14.9% of planned vaginal deliveries result in an emergency cesarean. Time and time again, we hear that this number is too high, that national cesarean rates should be lowered, and that some of the 9.7% planned cesareans are unnecessary too.

Well, reading this story in The Telegraph today, it becomes all too clear what can happen when a cesarean is delayed (or not carried out):

Today is overwhelming

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Ah, how I missed the roller coaster ride of hormones that comes with pregnancy. Yesterday I couldn't have been more excited, yet today I'm a ball of stress on the verge of tears. Where are we going to get the extra money for another mouth to feed? How am I going to keep working at the veterinary hospital where chemo and x-rays are a part of my daily routine? How will I deal with a 15 month old and a newborn at the same time?

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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...