...Q: How long does labor last, and will I feel pain the whole time?
A: Much of labor is spent... in "early labor". During this phase, it is best to be at home where you can walk, sleep, or snack. During... active labor, contractions become regular and painful, and the cervix dilates. Normal dilation during...
.... active phase
c. transition phase
2. Second Stage: Pushing and Birth
3. Third Stage: Delivery... of course it can be much longer or much shorter. For moms who've given birth before, the average labor... and delivery lasts around 8 hours.
This first step in the journey toward childbirth lasts an average of 6...
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.
...It's normal to be nervous about labor. Fear of the unknown, along with stories shared by well..., of Springfield, New Jersey, used to have nightmares of being carted off to the delivery room screaming in agony... at the University of Rochester Medical Center. This is true particularly for first-time moms. (First-time labor...
We've partnered with the American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine (AIUM), Johns Hopkins, and the March of Dimes to create this unique peak into Baby's development inside the womb. These images reveal all the intricate details of your baby's growth -- from a collection of cells to a full-term newborn. While most women may only receive one or two ultrasounds during pregnancy, which is normal, this slideshow of the 3rd trimester of pregnancy gives you a look at each week of development.