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.

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Frida Mom's New C-Section Recovery Line Has Everything You Might Need for Your Postpartum Journey
One third of all births are C-sections, but traditional postpartum care focuses on vaginal deliveries.
57-Year-Old Gives Birth to Baby Boy After Losing Her Teen Daughter to a Brain Tumor: 'I Knew I Could Do It'
Barbara Higgins welcomed a son through IVF when she was 57 after tragically losing her daughter. The New Hampshire mom talks about her experience and her advice to others thinking about doing IVF at an older age.
2 Maternity Medical Bills Dropped My Credit Score 150 Points—Here's How I Recovered
Health insurance companies deny payment for nearly one quarter of the bills they receive, forcing patients to foot the bill themselves. It happened to me—because of my pregnancy.
Reddit Thread Shows the Overwhelming Cost of Childbirth
Giving birth in the U.S. isn't cheap—but how much you pay out of pocket will vary, as one Reddit thread highlights.
Family Expects New Mom To Be at a Party 4 Days After Birth—We Don't Think So
People expect too much of postpartum people. One Reddit thread highlighted the pressure people face to "go back to normal" days after giving birth.
What the U.S. Can Learn About the Time After Birth From Cultures Around the World 
Many cultures around the world observe postpartum rituals that allow new parents to be taken care of during the postpartum period. It might not be a reality for most Americans, but similar practices can make a difference here.
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This Mom is Sharing Her Birth Story on TikTok to Raise Awareness for Birth Trauma
TikTok mom, Kayleigh Summers, survived a rare, near-fatal pregnancy complication called amniotic fluid embolism. Now, she leads a social media community to support hundreds of other birth trauma survivors.
Doula vs. Midwife: These Are the Differences and How to Choose
The titles are often used interchangeably, but doulas and midwives occupy very different roles. Here's which option is best for you (hint: It might be both!)
This Is What It's Like to Have a Baby on Medicaid, According to Women Who Have Been There

Amidst the pandemic, more women are delivering on state-funded insurance. And while your insurance shouldn't dictate the type of care you get, experts say that sometimes it does. Here, what to expect from having a baby on Medicaid and how to advocate for the best prenatal care possible.