You might be releasing a lot of fluids during your pregnancy and right after you give birth. Find out how a nurse helps determine what's going on.
Get the inside scoop on poop—and other bodily fluids—during labor.
The standard hospital labor position—semi- or fully reclining—is not ideal. When you're lying on your back, your uterus compresses major blood vessels, potentially depriving the baby of oxygen and making you dizzy or queasy. Try one of these positions instead to ease your pain and discomfort during contractions.
The onset of labor is a mysterious process, and only five percent of babies are born on their actual due date. Two new studies shed light on when Baby will arrive.
A stalled labor could lead to a C-section. Learn the reasons why labor could stop—and what can be done when it does.
Many labor complications sound worse than they are. We explain six of the most common ones that cause delivery room drama and how your doctor will manage them.
Be ready for these birth-related issues now, so you're not caught off guard on the big day.
Do Babies Poop in the Womb?
Anywhere from 12 to 20 percent of babies poop in the womb. While it’s not usually cause for concern, infants can sometimes inhale poop-stained amniotic fluid, leading to meconium aspiration syndrome. Here’s what parents need to know.
Prodromal labor contractions, also know as false labor, often leave pregnant women confused and antsy. Here’s what you need to know about the pesky cramps, and how long you should expect them to last.
From the first contractions through delivery of the placenta, here's your guide to the three stages of labor.
Worried about going into labor on Thanksgiving or Christmas? Don't be.
Try these simple, natural pain management techniques as your labor progresses for an easier delivery.
Data finds that more U.S. women give birth in the morning than any other time of day – but is this the best time for your baby to be born? We ask the experts.
Keira Knightley Just Wrote a Powerful, Candid Essay About What It's Really Like to Give Birth
She's not holding anything back.
Whipping winds, pounding rain, a blackout and a hospital evacuation— here's how one brave mom weathered a storm of historic proportions to welcome her little bundle.
Researchers previously thought that inducing labor, even at 39 weeks, would increase the rate of cesarean sections, but they found the number of C-section deliveries actually lowered.
Mom in Labor Reported to State After Eating Poppy Seed Bagel and Testing Positive for Opiates
A new mom in Maryland was horrified to learn she tested positive for opiates after eating a poppy seed bagel the day her daughter was born.
The cost of delivery and maternity care in the United States is much steeper than in other countries.
Your baby is evaluated on her appearance, pulse, grimace, activity, and respiration immediately after delivery. Learn what this Apgar score really means.
It can be hard to distinguish between prodromal labor and real labor contractions. Here are some tips for coping with prodromal labor and knowing when it's time to head to the hospital.
How weird is this? Two women delivered babies in the same Burger King parking lot two days in a row...and the same team was on hand for both births!
According to new research, the sleep disorders many women experience during pregnancy aren't just annoying—they could be dangerous.
A new study says some hospitals have Cesarean rates that are well above national targets.
A mom recently chose to live stream some very intimate moments from her delivery. Would you ever do something like this?
Your Baby’s Position in the Womb
In the ideal birthing presentation, your baby is head-down with her back against your stomach—but sometimes babies position themselves in ways unsuitable for delivery. Here’s what to know about the best baby positions in the womb.