Labor and delivery
Find out what happens during the different stages of labor and birth.
Consider positions that might help you relax and ease pain during labor.
Vaginal tears during childbirth are common. See illustrations of various degrees of vaginal tears and treatment tips.
Understand this anesthesia for labor and birth.
Find out what labor techniques might help prevent severe vaginal tearing during childbirth.
Understand the possible risks and benefits of a planned home birth.
Planning a vaginal delivery? Understand why an episiotomy might be necessary.
Find out who can benefit from inducing labor and why.
Understand the pros and cons of various labor and delivery pain medications.
Find out how a doula might be helpful during pregnancy, childbirth and recovery.