Tag: labor and delivery

What you need to know about group B strep and pregnancy

What you need to know about group B strep and pregnancy

During your last trimester of pregnancy, you get a test for group B strep (also called GBS). GBS is a common type of bacteria that can cause infecti ...
Medical reasons you may need a c-section

Medical reasons you may need a c-section

A c-section is surgery in which your baby is born through a cut that your doctor makes in your belly and uterus. If your pregnancy is healthy and you ...
You’re pregnant. Should you have a doula help you?

You’re pregnant. Should you have a doula help you?

A doula can provide significant support to you and your partner throughout your journey to parenthood. Last week we talked about what a doula is and t ...
What is a doula?

What is a doula?

A doula is a trained and experienced professional who provides physical, emotional and informational support to a pregnant woman and her partner. A do ...
Join our Twitter chat on pregnancy

Join our Twitter chat on pregnancy

Are you pregnant? Do you have questions about pregnancy? Join us on Thursday, August 28th at 2pm EDT for a Twitter chat and get your questions answere ...

Updated guidelines for water birth

Water birth is the process of giving birth in a tub of warm water.  A few weeks ago the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and ...

Medications for pain relief

When it comes to managing labor pain, some expecting moms prefer to deal with the pain of childbirth naturally, using breathing and relaxation techniq ...
Midwifery – What does a midwife do?

Midwifery – What does a midwife do?

This is National Midwifery Week, created by the American College of Nurse Midwives to celebrate and recognize midwives and midwife-led care. A cert ...
Who will delivery your baby?

Who will delivery your baby?

Getting early and regular prenatal care is very important for having a healthy pregnancy and baby. The first step in getting prenatal care is to choos ...

Study shows we can reduce unnecessary early deliveries

A study published today in Obstetrics & Gynecology shows that hospital-based quality improvement programs across many states can be remarkably eff ...