Get the scoop on everything you need to know about labor and delivery! We've teamed up with American Baby magazine to bring you tips to help create a birth plan, understand your childbirth options, and get ready for the marathon of labor.
Outlines available in books and on the Internet can help you compose a birth plan, but don't feel compelled to cover everything. Your caregivers will have time to read only a short list. Here, the main considerations:
No one wants to arrive at the hospital too early -- or risk giving birth in the car. So how can you tell the difference between real and false labor? Pay attention to the following classic labor-day signs.