A vaginal birth is the \\\"natural\\\" way to deliver a baby. If you're considering a vaginal birth, check out our natural birth tips. Plus learn about what to expect from a vaginal birth, water birth, and more.
Here's a simple rundown of what happens in a "typical" vaginal birth.
Hypnosis is a natural way of coping with childbirth pain.
What are the benefits and risks of having a VBAC?
Sometimes planned vaginal births can turn into unplanned c-sections. Find out the most common reason why this happens and what to expect.
Considering taking a Lamaze Method childbirth class? Check out the history and basic principles of this popular natural childbirth technique and find out if it might be right for you.
Are water births easier? Will your baby drown during childbirth? Get the real facts about water births to decide if it's the right labor method for you.
Scared of getting a tear down there? Why perineal tearing happens--and what you can do about it.
Birthing your child without drugs isn't easy, but it is possible. Follow these guidelines to up your chances of having a successful natural birth.
Should you get an epidural or go drug free? To help you decide, read the story of two very different deliveries.
Find out what birth crowning means and what to expect during this stage of labor.
When it comes to having babies, every country has its customs.
Many women choose to have an epidural to ease the pain of labor and delivery. Find out how an epidural works and if it could be part of your birth plan.
Sarah had an epidural for her first child, but she decided to give birth naturally by having an unmedicated childbirth the second time. Learn more about her story and how the two experiences compared.
Find out if a vaginal birth after Cesarean (VBAC) could be an option for your next labor and delivery.
Any birth plan has potential complications. Learn the five common risks of water birth.
Planning for a vaginal birth after having a cesarean? Here's how to set yourself up for success.
Does giving birth in water decrease or increase pain? We asked some moms to share their own water birth experiences.
Learn about episiotomies and why chances are good that you won't need one.
After Baby comes the placenta. Find out what to expect during the afterbirth and what happens to the placenta after it's delivered.
If you want to save money by not renting a water birth tub, here are reasons the tub in your bathroom might be a good alternative.
For her second delivery, Christine decided to use various methods of natural pain relief instead of an epidural. Get her tips on how to give birth drug-free.
Find out what's going on in week 28 of your pregnancy on this podcast episode of Pregnancy Confidential.
Even though most women have water births at home, check with local hospitals to see if they can accommodate your specific birth needs.