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What No One Tells You About Labor

Here's the truth about labor -- what's normal, what's not, and what to expect.
pregnant woman in hospital gown Expecting the Unexpected

Now that you're pregnant, you're probably attending childbirth classes and reading everything you can about labor and birth. But classes and books tend to give you the big picture, not the surprising -- and sometimes embarrassing -- details. Knowing what to expect makes for a less stressful delivery, so we're spilling the beans on the common (yet seldom-talked-about) scenarios. Keep reading -- and be prepared!