Articles in Labor and birth:

  1. Birth

    When you and your doctor don't agree

    In a perfect world, patient and doctor would get along in perfect harmony, making the same choices about labor and delivery that...
  2. Preparation

    The truth about your mucus plug

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    Is there really anything that seems to cause as much confusion to pregnant women as that pesky little mucus plug?
  3. Birth

    Women, men and the push present

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    The push present is not a new concept, yet some men are still left out in the dark. Here is what a push present is, and why you...
  4. Birth Partner

    Create a birth partner checklist

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    Sure, you'll be the one having contractions, needing your partner for support during labor and birth. But partners need support,...
  5. Labor and Delivery

    How to avoid a C-section

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    The C-section rate nationwide is higher than it’s ever been. If you want to boost your chances of avoiding a surgical delivery,...
  6. Cesarean

    Skin-to-skin during your cesarean

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    Having a cesarean does not mean you and your baby need to miss out on near immediate skin-to-skin contact. Learn how you can...
  7. Coping Techniques

    Labor lunch break?

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    Eyeing her husband’s delicious, cheesy chicken sandwich, my patient sighs wistfully. “Man, I want to be able to eat some lunch!” she...
  8. Coping Techniques

    Back labor be gone!

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    Back labor makes the work of birthing your baby a bit harder. Learn some tried-and-true tips and techniques to help alleviate the...