Articles in Labor and birth:

  1. 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,...
  2. 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,...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. Preparation

    Bye, bye birth plan

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    There are plenty of things to plan for when expecting a baby, but labor and birth isn't always one of them. Labor can be (very)...
  7. Preparation

    The truth about false labor

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    If you're ready to run to the hospital after your first contraction, slow down — it could be false labor. Then again, it could be...
  8. Labor and birth

    The seduction of induction

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    Being able to pick your baby's due date may sound enticing, but it's worth waiting to avoid premature birth — you can avoid being...
  9. Birth Partner

    The perfect partner

    Some dads-to-be are duds in the delivery room. Here’s how to prepare your guy for labor day.
  10. Labor and Delivery

    Too late, Baby

    Your due date has come and gone. Here’s how passing the 40-week mark can affect your pregnancy and delivery.
  11. Birth

    The golden hour

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    You've anxiously awaited nine long months to meet the munchkin growing inside of you, but it's the first hour after birth — dubbed...
  12. Coping Techniques

    Are you scared of labor?

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    A recent study published in the British Journal of Gynecology shows moms who were afraid of labor had labors that lasted an...