Pregnancy & Birth
These pregnancy videos will help you understand everything from pregnancy tests to how to cope with your new pregnancy skin once you find out you're having a baby.
Labor & Delivery: Signs of Real vs. False Labor
It can be hard to know when those contractions are the real thing. Here are some tips to help you figure out whether you are actually in labor or whether you're experiencing false labor symptoms.
that losing the mucus plug, or having increased pelvic pain, or low back pain is a sign of labor, but not necessarily. So you should really just wait it out for these painful contractions. As you get closer to your due date you may experience more and more of what we call braxton hicks contractions. These contractions are not labor contractions , they're just when the uterus gets super hard like a rock, but there's not a lot of pain associated with it. It
Labor & Delivery: Inducing Labor
Even if you're ready to deliver, you doctor might feel differently. Learn when your OB might induce labor and safe ways to help move Baby along.
There are many medical reasons to be induced, such as diabetes and high blood pressure . But you may just be past your due date. Usually, induction is recommended somewhere between one to two weeks after your due
Labor & Delivery: Preterm Labor
Early labor happens anytime before 37 weeks. Learn about the signs and different ways your doctor might try to slow down the labor.
away. A lot of people worry that having pelvic pressure and low back pain are also signs of preterm labor . These are very common symptoms that you may have throughout your pregnancy. In general, pain that you can make go away by changing position, by resting, is
Labor & Delivery: Labor & Delivery Timeline
If you are a first time mom, you are probably wondering what to expect on delivery day. Get an understanding of what the typical progression is like with this timeline.
how dilated you are. You will be hooked up to a fetal heart rate monitor to make sure the baby is doing well, and at that time usually it is an option to have pain relief if
Labor & Delivery: Natural Pain Relief
For moms who don't want to have an epidural, there are ways to get relief naturally. Learn about some tried and true methods to ease your pain.
Labor & Delivery: What to Expect in a C-Section
Learn what to expect during a c-section procedure and what the recovery process looks like.
Labor & Delivery: Homebirth
Considering a homebirth? This video will help you weigh your options and provide guidance on how to prepare.
bleeding, and sometimes you may need emergency care. There is also an increased risk of fetal death. If you are set on a homebirth, make sure you have a certified nurse midwife and a plan to get to the hospital quickly in case of an emergency. For something so precious you wanna be
Labor & Delivery: Unplanned C-Section
Sometimes planned vaginal births can turn into unplanned c-sections. Find out the most common reason why this happens and what to expect.
is one where the baby is not coming, but nobody is in immediate danger . The most common reason for one of these unplanned C-Sections is that the mom is not making progress in labor. You've gotten
Labor & Delivery: Epidurals
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.
make you feel numb from the waist down, and very comfortable. The side effects are pretty low. Some people do feel a little drowsy or groggy after getting their epidural. But in general, it's very safe