Giving Birth

The moment you've been waiting for is almost here: the birth of your baby! Here you'll learn about labor and delivery, including signs of labor, when to go to the hospital, how to manage the pain of labor, what involved with an epidural, birthing methods, and much more.

Quiz: Am I About to Go into Labor?

Are you very close to delivering your baby? Take our quiz and find out if you're showing the signs of approaching labor!

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Wow! This Video of a Baby in Its Amniotic Sac Is a Must-Watch

The video captures a rare case of a baby born with its amniotic sac still intact.

5 Signs You're Going Into Labor

Are those contractions signs of labor approaching? You may be going into labor. Before you grab your hospital bag, check to see if you're experiencing these common signs of labor to find out if you should call your doctor.

8 Ways to Manage Labor Pain

From drugs to breathing techniques, here's what to know to make your labor as painless as possible.

The Ultimate Hospital Packing List

Stay sane on delivery day by preparing your hospital bag ahead of time. Here is our complete list of stuff you won't want to forget.

3 Signs That You May Be in Labor

No one wants to arrive at the hospital too early -- or risk giving birth in the car. So how can you tell the difference between real and false labor? Pay attention to the following classic labor-day signs.

10 Secrets to an Easier Labor

From exercise to water therapy, check out our guide to what helps--and what doesn't--on your big day.

How to Recognize Early Labor Symptoms

Worried about early labor? While it can can sometimes be stopped with a combo of meds and bed rest, it's important to be on the lookout for these warning signs so you can call your doctor ASAP if you think there's a problem.

You Have to See This Video of a Baby Born in an Amniotic Sac

This amazing video captures the moments after an en-caul birth.

Labor & Delivery: Unplanned C-Section

Sometimes planned vaginal births can turn into unplanned c-sections. Find out the most common reason why this happens and what to expect.

Packing Your Hospital Bag

Get expert tips for what to bring with you to the hospital on your delivery day.

Labor & Delivery: Preterm Labor

Early labor happens anytime before 37 weeks. Learn about the signs and different ways your doctor might try to slow down the labor.

Signs of Approaching Labor

Learn to recognize the telltale signs that baby is coming.

Am I in Labor?: Our Stage-by-Stage Guide to Giving Birth

Here's how you'll know -- our stage-by-stage guide to giving birth.

An All-Natural C-Section?

We love these changes to the traditional caesarean-section and think you will, too.

New Moms Describe What Labor Is Really Like

If you want to know what labor is really like, listen to what these new moms have to say about childbirth.

8 Reasons to Wait it Out Until Your Due Date

You may think you've got a stellar reason to schedule an induction, but delivering as close as you can to your actual due date is crucial to your baby's health (and your own).

Real-Life Birth Stories

Real moms tell all! Check out real-life birth stories and then send in your own!

This Mom Just Schooled Anyone Who Dares Think a C-Section Is the 'Easy Way Out'

Think having a C-section is "easy peasy?" You'd better think again!

Labor & Delivery: Contractions

When it comes to contractions, not knowing what to expect can be scary. Learn more about when contractions occur and be prepared for when they do.

Giving Birth: What To Bring to the Hospital

Rosie Pope shares a few key items you won't want to be without on delivery day.

Labor & Delivery: Signs of Real vs. False Labor

It can be hard to know when those contractions are the real thing. Here are some tips to help you figure out whether you are actually in labor or whether you're experiencing false labor symptoms.

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