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You've Got Yourself a Breech Baby: Now What?

So your baby's right side up? Don't worry, Mama, there's plenty you can do to ensure you have a happy, healthy birth.

Wait, Don't Cut That Cord!

Waiting a few minutes to clamp the umbilical cord could make your child smarter. So why are so few U.S. hospitals doing it?

10 Things Doulas Wish You Knew About Labor

Labor and Delivery can be scary, but those doulas have some wise tricks up their sleeves to keep you pushing through.

Going Drug-Free? Tips from 7 Moms Who Did It

Refusing the drugs isn't for everybody, but if you're willing to try, take this advice from ladies who did it.

Is There a Best Time to Give Birth?

New data finds that most U.S. women give birth in the morning—but is this the best time?

The Rising Trend of Unassisted Home Births

Find out why, despite the dangers, some women choose to give birth alone.

4 Things to Do at Home for a Better Hospital Birth

Got your heart set on a natural labor? Do these 4 things before you even set foot in the hospital.

Induction Does NOT Increase C-Section Risk

Find out why the the latest research is changing everything we thought we knew about inductions.

America is Having Way Too Many C-Sections

U.S. doctors are doling out double the amount of cesareans recommended by the World Health Organization. Why? Experts say we're impatient.

5 Surprising Ways a Doula Can Help Outside the Delivery Room

Doulas can be an amazing support during L&D (obviously), but did you know you can also use them for all this other stuff? We didn't.

The Checkered History of the Delivery Room

In honor of Women’s History Month, we look back at the (sometimes horrific) history of giving birth, and a few aspects of delivery today we can’t wait to see improved

These Post-Birth Selfies are Making Our Day

We love these #BirthJustHappened pics. Because childbirth doesn't need a filter.

Did This Woman Just Have the Shortest Labor Ever?

Who needs painkillers when you can give birth in just two minutes?

Do You Live Too Far from the Hospital?

As hospitals close their labor and delivery units, many women are driving hours before they can deliver their baby. How far is too far?
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