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!
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 was not overly concerned and told me it was likely to be ideopathic.
By Missy Jaramillo
The royal baby has arrived and it's a – BOY!! Congratulations to Kate and William! We're all celebrating your 'happily ever after.
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. This is a significant improvement now registering at 11.7 percent! Use our resources available here on Pregnancy.org to get you and your baby off to a healthy start!
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!
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!
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 ready to focus on the big day. What can you expect when labor starts for real?
Imagine how still this mom had to be. For anyone who has had an MRI, you know that you can't move in order to get a good picture. Well, this is not your average birth video. German researchers have used Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to peer inside a woman's body during labor, a medical first that sheds light on the birth process.