Delivery Blogs

  • U.S. preterm births hit new low - still work to do!

    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!

  • Pregnant Mom Delivers Her Own Baby After Hospital Sends Couple Home

    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!

  • Watch a Birth from the Inside for the First Time!

    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.

  • Seven-Year-Old Delivers Baby Sister

    When seven-year-old Chloe's mother went into labor, she sprung into action. Chloe awoke to her mother's screams as her contractions began in the middle of the night. Chloe was the only one around so she grabbed a towel to keep her newborn sister clean and warm.

  • Mom Delivers 13-Pound Baby Naturally

    A mom recently gave birth to a 13-pound baby...naturally. To borrow a recent popular headline, "Are YOU mom enough?" Few women might be -- could you?

  • Stillborn Baby Found Alive in Morgue

    The heartache of hearing one's baby is stillborn is unimaginable. Imagine finding out 12 hours later that not only was the baby was alive, but enclosed in a coffin in a refrigerated room.

  • Study Shows Elective Inductions Lead to More Complications

    A University of Adelaide study has concluded that inducing labor when it's not medically necessary is more likely to result in birth complications compared to women who went into labor naturally.

  • Study Concludes Non-Drug Pain Relief for Labor Less Effective

    A new study published in the Cochrane Library, has concluded that there is strong evidence that drug-based pain relieving methods are more effective at relieving labor pain than non-drug approaches.

  • Parents Push to Have or Avoid a Leap Day Baby!

    Parents due around February 29th have been known to schedule inductions or C-sections to either have a Leap Day baby or make sure that they don't!

  • What Does a Doula Do? Birth Coaching for an Easy, Joyful, Loving Birth

    This is an informative and positive handbook, it combines practical tips with personal birth stories to help Mum and Dad to stay calm, enjoy the pregnancy and achieve a more natural birth.

  • Mom Delivers 13-Pound Baby Naturally

    A mom recently gave birth to a 13-pound baby...naturally. To borrow a recent popular headline, "Are YOU mom enough?" Few women might be -- could you?

  • Home Birth Advocate's Own Home Birth Ends Tragically

    In a sadly ironic moment, Caroline Lovell of Australia, an outspoken advocate for legal protection and midwife funding in Australia, died on January 24th, 24-hours after being rushed to the hospital during labor.

  • Study Shows Elective Inductions Lead to More Complications

    A University of Adelaide study has concluded that inducing labor when it's not medically necessary is more likely to result in birth complications compared to women who went into labor naturally.

  • 2 before 20

    So my first pregnancy was when i was 15 years old and it was during my sophomore year of high school. not really my fault or anything, just put myself in a bad situation but hey couldn't change the past. but i found out my child was gonna be a boy and i was happy. when i was 16 i had him. he was due may 1st but he came 2 wks and 4 days early. it was apr. 13th 2007. he was 7lbs 6 oz and 20.5 in. long. i named him trentyn xavier. his labor/delivery was really easy, only about 5 and a half hours long and with no pain meds and vaginal, with an episiotomy. i gained about 45 pounds with it.

  • Prevent Brain Injury to Infants During Pregnancy, Labor & Delivery

    Traditional birthing classes, best selling books and medical professionals talk about the technical—and even loving—aspects of childbirth, but I have never seen one mention the serious complications that can happen and what parents need to know to prevent infant brain injuries. This article provides a beginning for this information.

  • Stillborn Baby Found Alive in Morgue

    The heartache of hearing one's baby is stillborn is unimaginable. Imagine finding out 12 hours later that not only was the baby was alive, but enclosed in a coffin in a refrigerated room.

  • I just found out I'm pregnant yesterday!

    I just found out yesterday that I was pregnant. And the bloodwork just came back this morning so I talked to my doctor. And I am infact pregnant. Probably only a few weeks. Since this is the first time pregnancy for me, I'd like to know as much about what to expect, stories, everything on pregnancy. I have a few books including What to Expect When Expecting, i just want to know all different things from all aspects. I'm very excited and so is my fiance, but yet I'm also very nervous because all I can think about is the pain parts of pregnancy, espesially labor, and I'm not good with pain.

  • BUEATIFUL WONDERFUL

    HI,
    WELL I WISH I DID JOIN THIS AS A MOM, BUT THINGS ARE DIFFERENT FOR ME NOW. I REALLY DO GET PREGNANT, EVERYTIME WE TRY BUT I DONT USUALLY STAY SO FOR LONG. I DO HAVE A CONVICTION IN MY HEART THAT I WILL STAY PREGNANT THIS TIME FOR THE DURATION AND HAVE MY BUEATIFUL BABY. MY HUSBAND CANT WAIT TO CARRY HIS CHILD AND I AM BESIDE MYSELF AS WELL. WE TRUST GOD FOR A STAY POWER. I JUST NEED ADVICE FROM MOMS AND MOMS TO BE ON HOW I SHOULD GO ABOUT STAYING PREGNANT. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ANSWER MY QUESTION ON HOW TO STAY PREGNANT AND WHAT I OUGHT TO DO TO KEEP FIT.

  • Multiple births: Many for the Price of One

    There's an alarming increase in women having multiple babies at one time. What's causing this statistic to rise and what does it mean?