Having someone you trust by your side during labor and delivery can provide comfort and ease the birth process. Here you'll learn about labor support, how to find it, and what support methods might be right for you.
Dads, here's advice for you, from veteran moms and experts who know what really happens during labor--and how you can help.
Choosing who will stay with you throughout your childbirth experience is a big deal. Learn how to make the right decision.
These experts share their tips to help you get the birth you want.
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
How to choose a birth facilitator who will meet your needs.
Is it time for you to consider switching obstetricians?
Sarah had an epidural for her first child, but she decided to give birth naturally by having an unmedicated childbirth the second time. Learn more about her story and how the two experiences compared.
New research shows that women who have a female pal keep them company in the delivery room have easier births and adjust better to motherhood than those who don't.
Child magazine takes a behind-the-scenes peek into the world of delivering babies.
For her second delivery, Christine decided to use various methods of natural pain relief instead of an epidural. Get her tips on how to give birth drug-free.
Regina was five days past her due date, but she was determined to have her baby naturally. She shares what she did to avoid being induced and make her birth plan become a reality.
Questions to ask your doctor or midwife.
You're about eight weeks away -- time to start practicing for delivery!
Want to have a vaginal birth this time around? Here's what you need to know.
This brilliant mom donned an electronic Chewbacca mask during labor to turn her moans of pain into Chewy-like roars.
Reality star Audrina Patridge offers an awesome suggestion for dealing with delivery room drama. #Genius!
Who should be by your side while you're pushing, screaming, and joyfully welcoming your baby to the world? The dad-to-be? A doula? Your best friend? Take this quiz to find out.Take Quiz
Find out everything you need to know about cesarean deliveries, from why you might need to plan a C-section in advance to how the operation is performed.
Don't worry if your doctor has to use forceps or vacuum extraction during labor -- both are very common.
Honest communication and realistic expectations are the keys to a warm working relationship.
A doula can help support your partner during your birth and make your baby's arrival a beautiful, memorable experience for the whole family.
In some states, there aren't enough doctors to go around.
In many cases, birth wouldn't be possible without L&D nurses, and this post serves as a much-needed reminder of that fact.
Skyrocketing insurance premiums are forcing thousands of ob-gyns out of the baby business. And your doctor could be the next to go.
At the advice of their birth coach, this couple danced the Bachata to get their baby to drop.
Talk about a dramatic birth story! This woman was in labor when California wildfires forced her to evacuate the hospital.