Labor and delivery
Vaginal tears during childbirth are common. See illustrations of various degrees of vaginal tears and treatment tips.
Is your water breaking? Find out how to tell and what's next.
Signs of labor — Know exactly what to expect as your due date approaches and your body prepares for delivery.
Hypnobirthing — A Mayo Clinic specialist discusses this method of easing pain during childbirth.
Find out what happens if you need to go to the bathroom during labor.
Find out what happens during the different stages of labor and birth.
Find out what causes back labor and how to manage it.
Cord blood banking — Understand the difference between public and private cord blood donation.
Find out what labor techniques might help prevent severe vaginal tearing during childbirth.
Find out who can benefit from inducing labor and why.