Fears and Concerns About Labor
How many people can you have in the delivery room?
If you are trying to decide who you are going to invite to your birth, you might first want to check with your hospital or birth center to see how many people are allowed in the delivery room.
What did you tell your mother-in-law about your birth?
Your mother-in-law. Do you or don't you invite her at the birth?
How to Deliver a Baby in an Emergency Childbirth
What to do if you have to give birth without your doctor or midwife! Here's some tips on emergency childbirth.
Did my water break?
Trying to figure out if your water broke isn't rocket science, but it is concerning about whether you can tell the difference between that and other late pregnancy vaginal discharge.
7 Reasons You Can't Have an Epidural
Being told in labor that an epidural isn't an option for you is frightening. Knowing these rules beforehand might save that choice for you.
Signs of Preterm Labor
Premature labor can lead a lot of problems for you and your baby. Knowing the signs and symptoms can help you prevent preterm labor.
Unplanned or Emergency Cesarean
A look at why you might need an unplanned or emergency c-section.
When should I go to the hospital to have my baby?
Trying to decide when to go to the hospital isn't as big of a mystery as it seems . Here are some guidelines to get you there on time.
Will I know when I'm in labor?
Your body sends you signals that your baby will be born soon. Do you know these top labor signs?
8 Reasons to Call Your Doctor or Midwife
The question of when to call your doctor or midwife in pregnancy is a tough one. Is this really an emergency or can it wait until the morning light.
Cord Around the Baby's Neck at Birth
What does it mean to say that the cord is around the baby's neck? How does this effect the baby or the birth?
Fetal Monitoring in Labor
A look at how we watch for baby's well being in labor.
Danger Signs in Pregnancy
A look at the danger signs of pregnancy that might indicate an early warning of problems like miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, preterm labor, etc.
Decision Making in Labor
Labor is a time of emotion and physical exertion. You'll be called upon to make decision, here's a guide to making the right choice for you.
How do you get informed consent in labor?
Having a baby is hard work. When it comes time to labor and give birth, you've got to be able to get lots of information in a short period of time to be able to make a decision.
Delivery Room Don'ts
You're often told things you can do in the delivery room when your baby is being born or when you are assisting someone. Here are the things you shouldn't do!