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Stages of labor and birth: Baby, it's time!
Article | Updated on January 13, 2022
Find out what happens during the different stages of labor and birth.
Exercise after pregnancy: How to get started
Article | Updated on November 24, 2021
Exercising after pregnancy can give you the energy you need to care for your baby. Follow these strategies to stay safe and motivated.
Home birth: Know the pros and cons
Article | Updated on July 22, 2022
Understand the possible risks and how to plan and prepare for a home birth.
1st trimester pregnancy: What to expect
Article | Updated on March 8, 2022
The first trimester of pregnancy brings physical and emotional changes, from breast tenderness to anxiety and exhilaration.
Family planning: Get the facts about pregnancy spacing
Article | Updated on December 2, 2022
Consider the risks of timing pregnancies too close together or too far apart.
Sex after pregnancy: Set your own timeline
Article | Updated on December 6, 2022
Thinking about sex after pregnancy? Follow these tips to heal and regain your passion.
Postpartum complications: What you need to know
Article | Updated on December 3, 2021
Understand the importance of caring for yourself after childbirth and the signs of a possible problem.
Birth control pills: Harmful in early pregnancy?
Answer | Updated on August 16, 2022
If you took birth control pills before you knew you were pregnant, the risks of birth defects are low.
Can vaginal tears during childbirth be prevented?
Answer | Updated on April 16, 2022
Find out what labor techniques might help prevent severe vaginal tearing during childbirth.
Slide show: Vaginal tears in childbirth
SlideShow | Updated on January 20, 2022
Vaginal tears during childbirth are common. See illustrations of various degrees of vaginal tears and treatment tips.
First trimester pregnancy
Topic | Updated on March 19, 2022
A pregnancy in the first three months.
Implantation bleeding: Common in early pregnancy?
Answer | Updated on April 19, 2022
Implantation bleeding is a common early pregnancy symptom. Understand why it happens.
VBAC: Know the pros and cons
Article | Updated on December 3, 2022
VBAC — vaginal birth after cesarean — is possible for many women. Know what to consider before choosing this option for delivery.
Postpartum care: What to expect after a vaginal birth
Article | Updated on December 6, 2022
Learn what to expect and how to manage vaginal soreness and discharge, sore breasts, mood changes, and more after a vaginal delivery.
C-section recovery: What to expect
Article | Updated on December 6, 2022
Understand how to manage the discomfort of C-section recovery while caring for your newborn.
Symptoms of pregnancy: What happens first
Article | Updated on December 3, 2021
Are you pregnant? Tender breasts, nausea and fatigue are just a few early symptoms of pregnancy. Find out about these and less obvious pregnancy signs.
Pregnancy after 35: Healthy pregnancies, healthy babies
Article | Updated on July 15, 2022
Pregnancy after 35 takes special care. Here's help giving your baby the best start.
Labor and delivery: Pain medications
Article | Updated on June 11, 2022
Understand the pros and cons of various labor and delivery pain medications.
Slide show: Labor positions
SlideShow | Updated on January 31, 2023
Consider positions that might help you relax and ease pain during labor.
Home pregnancy tests: Can you trust the results?
Article | Updated on December 23, 2022
Wondering if you're pregnant? Know the pros and cons of home pregnancy testing.
Elective abortion: Does it affect subsequent pregnancies?
Answer | Updated on August 3, 2022
Understand if an elective abortion can affect your fertility or future pregnancies.
Inducing labor: When to wait, when to induce
Article | Updated on May 4, 2022
Find out who can benefit from stimulating the uterus to contract to start labor and why.
Pregnancy after miscarriage: What you need to know
Article | Updated on October 27, 2021
Understand when to try again and your chances of success.
Eating the placenta: A good idea?
Answer | Updated on December 11, 2021
Despite claims of benefits, eating your placenta after giving birth can be harmful to you and your baby.
Prenatal care: 1st trimester visits
Article | Updated on August 6, 2022
Prenatal care can help ensure a healthy pregnancy. Here's an overview of first trimester visits.
Fetal development: The 1st trimester
Article | Updated on June 3, 2022
Fetal development begins before you even know you're pregnant. Here's what happens early on.
Nausea during pregnancy: A good thing?
Answer | Updated on October 26, 2021
Nausea during pregnancy, also called morning sickness, is common. Understand what nausea and vomiting might mean for your pregnancy.
Sperm: How long do they live after ejaculation?
Answer | Updated on May 5, 2022
After ejaculation, the life span of sperm depends on the circumstances.
Fertility preservation: Understand your options before cancer treatment
Article | Updated on December 6, 2022
Know what you can do to preserve your fertility before cancer treatment.
How to get pregnant
Article | Updated on December 11, 2021
Looking for tips on how to get pregnant? Here's help understanding how to maximize your fertility and when to talk to a doctor.
Ovulation signs: When is conception most likely?
Answer | Updated on December 7, 2022
Trying to get pregnant? Learn about ovulation signs and symptoms.
Female fertility: Why lifestyle choices count
Article | Updated on December 6, 2022
Understand what you can do to protect and promote your ability to get pregnant.
Healthy sperm: Improving your fertility
Article | Updated on May 13, 2022
You can take simple steps to have healthy sperm and improve your fertility.
Episiotomy: When it's needed, when it's not
Article | Updated on August 2, 2022
Planning a vaginal delivery? Find out when an incision between the vagina and anus might be needed during childbirth.
Water breaking: Understand this sign of labor
Article | Updated on November 17, 2021
Is your water breaking? Find out how to tell and what's next.
Video: The epidural block
Video | Updated on February 14, 2023
Understand this anesthesia for labor and birth.
Signs of labor: Know what to expect
Article | Updated on December 16, 2021
Know exactly what to expect as your due date approaches and your body prepares for delivery.
Doula: Do you need a doula?
Answer | Updated on February 3, 2021
Find out how a doula might be helpful during pregnancy, childbirth and recovery.