From breast tenderness to indigestion, pregnancy can present varying discomforts for many women. Here are some of the most common discomforts and a few quick tips.
From morning sickness to labor pains, massage may relieve common pregnancy woes. But not just any massage will do. Find out what's safe and what's not.
Eating Right for Baby and You
Labor and delivery, vaginal birth
Most women give birth after 38-42 weeks of pregnancy. However, there is no way to know exactly when you will go into labor. Birth often occurs either two weeks before or after your expected due date.
Learn more here about the process of childbirth.
Newer "walking epidurals" work faster and allow the mother more feeling and pushing ability. Are they safe? And how do they compare to natural childbirth?
The debate continues over the rising rate of cesarean deliveries.
Undergoing a vaginal birth after a cesarean delivery (VBAC) is a difficult and sometimes controversial decision for pregnant women who have had a previous cesarean section.
This animated video can help you to prepare for delivery if you may be having a cesarean delivery.
Gone is the stark delivery room and administration of heavy-duty anesthetics. Parents now have more choices than ever of the environment into which their babies will be born.
Knowing what to expect during the birthing process can give you some peace of mind. Here is an overview of labor, what happens at the different stages, and how problems are identified.
Your wife's belly is burgeoning, baby furniture has maxed out your credit cards, and you haven't had sex in weeks. Somehow, pregnancy isn't exactly what you or your wife had envisioned.
Will your other children share in the excitement of their new brother or sister? Here are some tips on helping them to adjust.
Natural and Alternative Treatments
March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
The National Women's Health Information Center
Department of Health and Human Services