Labor and Birth

Searching for information on labor and birth? Pregnancy-Info provides you with all you need to know about preparing for the birth of your baby.  Find the answers to all your questions about stages of labor, creating a birth plan, labor medications, and c-sections: their risks and benefits.  Will you be working with a doctor, midwife, nurse assistant, nurse-midwife, or doula? Get all the information you need for a safe labor and delivery of your baby and about all your options for having the birthing experience you desire.

Birth Plan

Prepare for Labor and Birth.

It’s never too early to start thinking about a birth plan. Preparing a birth plan is a great way in which to stay in control as much as possible of the type of labor experience you will have. A birth plan can include whether to have a home birth or a hospital birth or even a water birth. You may also want to consider keeping a pregnancy journal to record your thoughts and emotions.  Birth plans are also great ways to communicate to the doctors and nurses in your delivery room about how you would like to deliver your child and which medications you would like, or not like, to receive.  Find out more about the different options available to you for labor medications, the effects of each medication on you and your baby and how each medication is administered.  Also learn more about natural pain remedies for labor and get information about how to have a natural birth, if this is your desire.  

Stages Of Labor

Of course, it’s natural to be worried about the different stages of labor. Find out how to tell whether your contractions really mean you’re going into labor as well as other common signs of labor. Here you’ll also find out about when inducing labor is a good option and information on whether natural labor is right for you.  In addition, get information about all of your pain management techniques including natural methods for dealing with labor pain to common medications given to manage the pain of labor.  Also find out what happens after labor such as what tests are done to your baby, how to deliver the placenta, and what will happen if you need stitches down there.  

C-Section

While they’re not always planned, Cesarean sections account for almost 30% of births in the United States. Learn about in which cases a Cesarean section is recommended over vaginal birth and how a Cesarean section affects your future pregnancies.  Also find out more about the procedure itself and about what a c-section means for your postpartum recovery.  Get all the facts you need to understand a cesarean section and feel good about your different birthing options.  


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guadalupelimon
im 37 weeks on friday i was 1 1/2 dialated and yesterday(monday) i was told its 3 1/2 dialated...and my contractions are not very close ..what can i do to speed up labor ??
5 years ago
indianwomenhealth
Your information is really very informative here I want to share about What does premature birth mean? What does premature birth mean? In medical terms, a premature birth is when a baby arrives before 37 completed weeks of pregnancy. Generally, the further on into your pregnancy you are, the more likely it is that your baby will do well. This is because his organs will be more mature, his lungs will be better prepared for breathing and he'll have more strength for sucking and feeding. In the last few decades, the survival rates of premature babies have improved tremendously in India. Almost 40% of premature babies can now be cared for in local hospitals. Premature babies born at less than 34 weeks of being in the womb, still have a lot of growing to do and their internal organs need to mature. They may be quite weak and find sucking and breathing difficult. They are best cared for at a Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). A baby who arrives at 35 weeks is unlikely to have any problems, although he may be a bit small and may possibly have some breathing difficulties. Babies born as young as 28 weeks also have fair chances of survival at good healthcare facilities. But babies younger than 28 weeks may not survive in most of our healthcare settings and those who do survive may have mild to severe disabilities. Thanks, Deepti Sharma
5 years ago
ladydel1981@yahoo.com
please i just had a c-section and the baby died.For how long should i stay before conceiving again.thanks for your help.
6 years ago
mandyof2boys
Hi i am 36 weeks pregnant and i am having server pelvic pressure but no contractions. Does anyone know what i should do?
6 years ago
Pax19851
Hi I'm 23 weeks pregnant and I'm 3 cm dilated and my baby is measuring 17 weeks has any one been tru or know of any one in this situation? Please I really need some answers I'm so scared
6 years ago