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.
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...
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.
Cervix Dilation Chart: The Stages of Labor Explained in Pictures
During labor, your cervix will dilate to open up the birth canal. Visualize the process with our handy cervix dilation chart, which uses fruit for an easy-to-understand comparison.