How to Check If Your Cervix Is Dilated—Without an Exam
At the end of your pregnancy and eager to meet baby? We feel you. It's best to leave cervical exams to the professionals, but with a doctor or midwife's approval, here's how to check cervix dilation at home.
57-Year-Old Woman Gives Birth to Baby Boy, 5 Years After Losing Teen Daughter: We 'Beat the Odds'
Barbara Higgins and Kenny Banzhoff's 13-year-old daughter Molly died suddenly in 2016 due to an undiagnosed brain tumor.
For Black Moms, Not Only is Childbirth More Dangerous, It's More Expensive
Maternal mortality rates in the United States are tragic. And when those pregnant people are Black? The death rate triples—and the costs skyrocket.
My Doctor Said I Needed a C-Section for My Breech Baby: A Second Opinion Got Me the Birth I Wanted
When I found out my baby was breech at 37 weeks, one OB-GYN presented a C-section as an inevitability. I decided to switch doctors. While you can't always get what you want in the delivery room, an understanding doctor with specialized training helped shift the birth I was able to have.
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.
This Dad Ordered a Pizza While His Partner Was In Labor and the Internet Was Outraged
"What's better than becoming a father? Becoming a father and eating pizza!" Umm, no, not exactly...