Pregnancy

Preparing for Delivery

While it takes nine months to grow a full-term baby, labor and delivery occurs in a matter of days or even hours. However, it’s the process of labor and delivery that tends to occupy the minds of expectant parents the most, with questions and concerns around the signs and length of labor, and how to manage pain.

Arrive at your due date fully prepared by learning about your delivery options, signs and symptoms of labor, how to monitor your contractions and the different stages of labor.

Develop Your Birthing Plan

Birthing Options and Doctors

While good prenatal care can help ensure a healthy pregnancy, the skills of a professional are needed to make the transition from fertilized egg to delivered baby a safe and successful one.

Understanding Labor and Delivery

While it takes nine months to grow a full-term baby, labor and delivery occurs in just days or hours. Get answers to your concerns about the signs and length of labor, and how to manage pain.

Preterm Labor: Monitoring Contractions

To differentiate normal contractions from preterm labor, your doctor may suggest monitoring your contractions. Find out what that means.

Risk Factors for Early Delivery

A number of factors can affect a woman's risk for preterm labor. Discover what they are here.

How Do I Prepare for Labor?

Discover different childbirth methods and lifestyle habits that can prepare you for a holistic and healthy delivery.

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