Birth Planning

Check out the latest trends and tried-and true ways to having a healthy baby! Things to consider when in the delivery room and beyond.

  
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C-Section & Cord Blood Banking: Everything You Need To Know

When it comes to cord blood banking, having a C-Section changes everything! C-sections are major surgery performed under sterile conditions, differing from normal vaginal births.

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5 Common Questions About C-Sections

In the United States, 1 in 3 births will result in a C-Section. Caesarean Sections are often performed when the health of the mother or baby are at risk. The reasons for this can be age, or health. This makes them more complicated than a natural birth. What are the risks?

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Advanced Maternal Agee: Labor Complications for Older Mothers

Being pregnant after age 35 makes certain complications more likely, including premature labor. Learn more about labor complications for older mothers.

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Step-by-step Guide to Labor: All You Need to Know About Stages of Labor

Every woman’s labor is different. Some women are in labor for many hours, even a day or more, while others deliver their baby within a matter a few hours.

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Who's on Your Pregnancy Team?

During pregnancy, it is important to surround yourself with people who help you make healthy choices. Who are they? Your official guide to Lamaze, midwives, and more!

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Everything You Need To Know About Breastfeeding After A C-Section

If you're hoping to breastfeed your baby after a C-section, here's what you need to know—from the best nursing positions to using pain medication and more.

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