Hospitals have NICUs that range in level of expertise; it's important to understand what these mean when deciding where to give birth.
Giving birth truly can be beautiful. If you do the research, seek out the positive stories, find a childbirth method, and know the facts ahead of time, you too can have the pleasant memories from your children's births like I do. Here, I offer you some information to help you along your journey.
This Hub gives moms and dads some ideas about what to avoid during Labor and Delivery, as well as alternative suggestions to consider.
Creating your birth plan is a great way to help you prepare for and feel in control of your birthing experience. With a little planning, research, and flexibility you are sure to have a better labor and delivery experience.
When will I go into labor? How can I make it start or progress faster? Learn about going into labor and how someone can help you with the progression of labor.
The Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth focuses on giving birth your way, in the relaxing environment of your choosing, and with your partner at hand. This childbirth method encourages women in natural childbirth without medications or interventions.
Rainbow babies—those born just after the death of an infant—are special. Here's a complete definition and advice for grieving parents and those who love them.
Your labor, postpartum, nursery, and lactation nurses will be the most important people in your circle for the first few days of your newborn's life. There are a million things we want you to know, but I will give you the first dozen and a half to get you on your way to a great birth experience.
Thinking about giving birth at home? Homebirth has many benefits for mother and baby. Learn why I chose to give birth at home and why it was such a fabulous experience.
If you're like me, you did a lot of research on what to pack for the hospital and asked other moms that you knew. I ended up overpacking and would like to name the essentials so other moms do not fall into the same situation.
Why and when does your water break when you are pregnant? Will you be embarrassed by a big spill at the grocery store? What do PROM and PPROM mean?
When you're getting ready for your baby to arrive it's likely that your mind will become pretty cloudy. It can be easy to forget things you'll need when packing your hospital bag. I'm going to share the essential items you're not going to want to forget.
Learn how to write a birth plan with these sample birth plan templates. Discover what birthing options are available, and create a plan that meets your personal needs.
Does an epidural stop all of the pain? Does it hurt to get an epidural? Read on to find out my experience of what it really feels like to get an epidural—labor to recovery.