Margaret K. Chory, MD, responds to your questions about the special day
Consider the benefits of additional support
Learn about how today’s technique works.
Being well informed and making decisions ahead of time can help make labor and delivery progress more smoothly.
Setting the stage for labor.
What to expect before, during and after your baby arrives.
Choose a provider and location for the best birth experience possible.
Craig Kraffert, MD, responds to your questions
Symptoms, risk factors and ensuring you get the help you need.
You may not realize that almost one in every three mothers gives birth via cesarean.
Saving C-sections for those who really need them.
10 Empowering tips from an ob/gyn who has experienced delivery from both sides.
What to expect during the stages leading up to your baby’s arrival.
ACOG advises against routine episiotomies.
Knowing your options and stating your preferences ahead of time will help work toward the best outcome.
It may be hard to imagine how you will respond to the powerful physical and emotional aspects of labor, but you are bound to be more comfortable if you are surrounded by a team you trust before, during and after your birth.
10 Ways to manage pain.
Who’s invited to the delivery?
At around 4 A.M. last May 7, I started having contractions, stronger than any Braxton-Hicks I had ever experienced. I stayed home from work to track whether they would grow more intense and closer together.
Where to deliver your baby.
You can use the birth skills you come by naturally