Childbirth is a wondrous thing, and many dads-to-be want to be right there in the delivery room to experience it. Not only do you get to support your wife but you also get to be there for your son or daughter's first breath. However, no matter how thrilled they are, men can never completely understand all that goes into bringing a life into the world. For that reason, they can sometimes make comments that their wives are less than thrilled to hear.
After hours or even weeks of non-productive pre-labor contractions, your body may begin to have rhythmic contractions that seem "different" to you. Are they the real thing? Read on for confirming sypmtoms and things to do while you're waiting.
Childbirth Hollywood style: Five sweaty and unpleasant minutes and a smiling, swaddled baby appears. We've found the reality to be a wee bit different!
Kate and William (a.k.a. Duchess and Duke of Cambridge) are awaiting their own "D-Day" to welcome in the worlds newest royal baby! We've got ideas to help Kate (and anyone else awaiting labor) pass the time.
The March of Dimes just released the 2012 Premature Birth Report Card. The U.S. has hit a new 10 year low for preterm births -- a significant improvement now registering at 11.7%! Still, overall, the U.S. scores a "C" as we continue to have a high rate of preterm births comparatively. This is a clear indication of work to be done! Learn more of the resources available here at Pregnancy.org to help you and your baby with a healthy start!
"You see, I had read all the books, talked to lots of experts, picked the brains of tons of mamas about birth. I knew better than to have expectations about labor and childbirth." See what else Sarah has to say about the labor game!
If you're due in August or early September and still pregnant might be saying, "It's time! Let's get this labor party started." Try one of these methods to get those contractions rocking and rolling!
When Josh and Stephanie Ihnen went to the hospital Tuesday, they didn't think they'd be holding their baby in their arms anytime soon. They were told that their baby's birth wasn't imminent. Surprise!
When a woman's in labor, it's not the time to crack jokes, create and implement hair-brained schemes or use witty sarcasm. Use these top ten tips during labor.