The entire process of labor and delivery can go quickly or it can be excruciatingly slow. Here you'll learn what to expect and how to prepare for labor and the delivery of your baby.
If you want to know what labor is really like, listen to what these new moms have to say about childbirth.
The labor position you choose should be comfortable, and help you do your job with as much ease as possible. Try different positions to see what works for you.
Learn a few common prelabor signs--it's almost time!
Sometimes planned vaginal births can turn into unplanned c-sections. Find out the most common reason why this happens and what to expect.
From having a baby in water to using acupuncture, here are nine methods, philosophies, and professions to help you give birth on your own terms.
Dads, here's advice for you, from veteran moms who know what really happens during labor -- and how you can help.
Confused about what you're supposed to do during labor? Here's the lowdown for first-time fathers.
From exercise to water therapy, check out our guide to what helps -- and what doesn't -- on your big day.
Sure, your partner is calm, cool, and collected now, but what are the odds he stays that way when you're in the delivery room? Take our quiz to find out!Take Quiz
Here's the truth about labor -- what's normal, what's not, and what to expect.
You have to see this baby boy wiggle his way out of his mom's womb in this amazing birth video.
Here's a simple rundown of what happens in a "typical" vaginal birth.
Early labor happens anytime before 37 weeks. Learn about the signs and different ways your doctor might try to slow down the labor.
When it comes to contractions, not knowing what to expect can be scary. Learn more about when contractions occur and be prepared for when they do.
Have you ever wondered what your infant will feel while you're in labor? Here's a close look at what babies experience during the birthing process.
Learn the risk factors for PROM and what to do if you suspect your membranes have ruptured.
Worrying about your labor and delivery is completely normal, but knowing what to expect may lessen your concerns. Here are answers to some common mom-to-be FAQs.
Map out your ideal childbirth experience.
A certified childbirth educator offers advice to help make your delivery less overwhelming.
Deciding between natural birth vs. epidural? Here, the stories of two very different deliveries weigh the pros and cons of getting an epidural.
Your delivery day is subject to last-minute change, but it's still good to feel prepared. Use this birth plan template to guide conversations with your docs and partners.
Educate yourself about your options for delivery day and create a birth plan with this handy checklist.
While there are benefits to both obstetricians and certified nurse-midwives, it's important that you make your decision based on your personal needs and priorities. Take our quiz and find out if an obstetrician or certified nurse-midwife is the right choice for you.Take Quiz
Forget hospital food and roommates. When celebrities give birth, their 5-star accommodations include spa-style pampering, 24-hour concierge service, and more.
It can be hard to know when those contractions are the real thing. Here are some tips to help you figure out whether you are actually in labor or whether you're experiencing false labor symptoms.