Labor and Delivery Information

When Will Your Baby Be Born

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Are you wondering when your baby's birth will happen? Here's a look at not only what goes into the due date, but when you can expect your baby to be born in relation to that date.

Click here to understand due dates.

Differences Between True Versus False Labor

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Wondering what the real signs of labor are or when you should go to the hospital? That can be hard to tell for some women tell what's just end of pregnancy symptoms versus early labor. This video will help you figure out what to pay attention to and what to ignore.

Click here for the true or false labor quiz.

Is this labor?

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Here are a few signs to look for when looking at labor and contractions. 

Click here to see the signs of true labor.

What Happens During a Cesarean

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About a third of pregnant women will give birth by cesarean section, also known as c-section. These photos show you the basics of what to expect if you give birth by cesarean from the start to finish. This is meant to help familiarize you with this method of delivery.

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How to Recover After a Cesarean

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If you have a cesarean birth, there is a recovery period that is about the usual postpartum recovery, but also from the surgery. 

Click here for more on a cesarean recovery.

Every Day Miracles

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This video shows three different births in a hospital setting. You can see women using a variety of positions, and techniques to be comfortable in labor. They are also well supported by loved ones during the process of birth.

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