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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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.

All Birth Trauma is Valid: Here's How to Have it Recognized and Get the Support You Need

Almost half of women describe their birth experience as traumatic but many don't feel as though they're entitled to help. You're not alone and here's how to get the support you need. 

6 Things You Might Not Know About Home Birth

Giving birth at home is becoming increasingly more popular in the U.S., but it is often misunderstood. These lesser-known facts shed some light on the practice.

The Maternal Mortality Crisis is Understandably Putting Black Millennials Off Children—We Need to Fix That

Statistics show millennials aren't having kids, often because of financial reasons. But for Black millennials that's only a small part of why they're having second thoughts about starting a family.

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Why We Need to Stop Talking About Giving Birth 'Naturally'

Here's a closer look at what people really mean when they use the term "natural birth," and why it's time to nix this phrase from the conversation around labor and delivery.

The Emotional Scars of C-Sections

For a significant number of moms, undergoing a C-section causes feelings of disappointment and shame. The reasons are complicated, but this much is clear: If you’ve felt that way, you’re not alone, and a little insight from the experts can help you move forward.

The Lamaze Method: Everything You Need to Know

Lamaze is a childbirth preparation method aimed at building confidence and teaching coping mechanisms for labor. Read more about the natural technique to decide whether it’s right for you.