Labor and delivery
Hypnobirthing — A Mayo Clinic specialist discusses this method of easing pain during childbirth.
Find out how a doula might be helpful during pregnancy, childbirth and recovery.
Vaginal tears during childbirth are common. See illustrations of various degrees of vaginal tears and treatment tips.
Find out what happens during the different stages of labor and birth.
Understand the possible risks and how to plan and prepare for a home birth.
Planning a vaginal delivery? Find out when an incision between the vagina and anus might be needed during childbirth.
Find out who can benefit from stimulating the uterus to contract to start labor and why.
Understand the pros and cons of various labor and delivery pain medications.
Understand this anesthesia for labor and birth.
Find out what labor techniques might help prevent severe vaginal tearing during childbirth.