Labor & Delivery
Prepare for the delivery of your baby with insider info and expert advice. We’ll cover different birthing methods, including the popular lamoze as well as other types. Find out what happens during childbirth, delivering vaginally vs. casarean, recovery and aftercare tips and more.
- How to Give Birth in Water
Giving birth in water is a great option for many pregnant women looking for a natural birth. Natural water births are a peaceful and gentle way to start your new life as a parent. And a water birth is something that you can do at home or possibly at your birthing facility.
- The Use of a Prophylactic Antibiotic in C-Section Patients
The rate of delivery by Cesarean section is increasing worldwide, and many are done on emergency basis. To reduce the incidence of post-operative infection, surgeons usually give antimicrobial prophylaxis to surgical patients. Learn more about the benefits of prophylactic antibiotics for C-section.
- Uterine Rupture and C-Section: Causes and Treatment Options
Uterine rupture and C-section go hand-in-hand because the risk for uterine rupture is increased for women who have had previous C-sections. Most uterine ruptures occur during labor and require prompt treatment.
- Ways to Prepare for a C-Section
Cesarean delivery is more complicated than vaginal delivery because of the greater amount of time needed for preparation and recovery. Going through lab work, discussion with the anesthesiologist, as well as packing things to bring in the hospital are some of the ways to prepare for a C-section.
- An Infected C-Section Cut: What to Look for and When to Seek Medical Advice
Cesarean section is a surgical procedure performed to deliver the baby from the mother's womb by making a cut in the abdomen. It has a high mortality rate because of the wound infection that can arise from a c-section. Learn more about the consequences and diagnosis of an infected c-section cut.
- C-Section vs. Natural Birth
There is much concern among pregnant women on issues about natural birth versus cesarean birth. Natural birth is usually chosen when nothing is wrong with the pregnancy. A cesarean section, on the other hand, is often performed in cases where there are health implications.
- C Section Recovery
Whether you had a C section for medical reasons or voluntarily opted to go this route, recovering from a C section has its challenges. Learn more about the challenges you might face and some tips for helping to speed your recovery along.
- Do Natural Ways To Start Labor Work?
Find out if natural ways to start labor really work and what can be expected with those natural methods.
- What is A Free Birth?
A recent boost in the popularity of free birth labor, unassisted home births, is sparking debate between moms to be and medical doctors. Having a free birth is a choice.