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...
by Julie Snyder Your baby is here! You've heard a first cry! The announcement of boy or girl has been made. The first test, the Apgar, has been administered and...

What Can We Do with the Placenta?

My wife is 8 months pregnant. We've done a lot of reading, taken childbirth and parenting classes, and we thought we were ready for anything. Then just the other day, a friend asked what we were planning to do with the baby's placenta. Frankly, the question had never even occurred to me or my wife. But now that we're thinking about it, it seems strange to just throw it out. Do you have any suggestions?

Lowering the Risk of Toxemia

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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
Hi. I was hoping you could help me. I am now in the midst of trying for a third child. My last 2 pregnancies were horrible. I had toxemia for both and had to be put on blood pressure pills. Both were emergency c-sections. My last pregnancy was even worse they had to deliver her at 7 months because she was not growing and was showing signs of distress.

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Labor

 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 You Arrive at the Hospital You have a million questions about...
by Julie Snyder Your baby is here! You've heard a first cry! The...
Childbirth is a wondrous thing, and many dads-to-be want to be right...

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

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

 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...
I'VE BEEN PREGNANT BEFORE BUT MY DAUGHTER DIED 2HRS AFTER I HAD HER....

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...