Giving Birth

The moment you've been waiting for is almost here: the birth of your baby! Here you'll learn about labor and delivery, including signs of labor, when to go to the hospital, how to manage the pain of labor, what involved with an epidural, birthing methods, and much more.

This Is What Working With a Virtual Doula Really Looks Like

From prenatal Zoom sessions to FaceTiming from the delivery room, the pandemic has changed how doulas work. But by keeping communication the focus, new parents can get the guidance they need no matter the mediums required.
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How the Pandemic Is Changing the Conversation Around Home Birth

With more pregnant people considering giving birth at home or alternative locations like birthing centers in the face of COVID-19, there's more reason than ever to take a hard look at home birth in America.
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'My Birth Plan Had to Change Because of COVID-19, But This Is What Moms Need to Know'

Wendy Friedman was about 37 weeks pregnant with her second son when the coronavirus pandemic changed everything—including her hospital’s policy for allowing her doula to be present during her delivery.
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This Is How Much it Costs to Have a Home Birth in America

The COVID-19 pandemic has many pregnant people looking into giving birth at home. But what one would think would be less expensive actually turns out to being significantly more for many. Here's what you need to know.
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Eva Amurri Shares the Story of Son Mateo's Home Birth—and How Daughter, 5½, Helped

"Mateo's birth taught me to trust myself and my community, to lean in to my tribe and to surrender to the unknown," Eva Amurri writes in her new blog post.
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I'm Pregnant in a Coronavirus Containment Zone and Here's What My Life Is Like

My family and I moved to New Rochelle just before it turned into a containment zone because of the coronavirus. I've lived in fear of any of us testing positive. And now, less than a month before my due date, I'm also scared my husband won't be by my side as I give birth.
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I'm 37 Weeks Into My High-Risk Pregnancy During COVID-19: Here's What My Doctors Told Me

There's never a good time to carry a high-risk pregnancy, but being weeks away from delivery during a pandemic is one of the worst possible times. Luckily my doctors explained why I'll still be in good hands.