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Labor positions

Learn about positions that might help you relax and ease pain during labor.

Vaginal tears in childbirth

Vaginal tears during childbirth are common. Learn about different kinds of vaginal tears and how they can be treated.

Home birth: Know the pros and cons

Understand the possible risks and how to plan and prepare for a home birth.

Water breaking: Understand this sign of labor

Is your water breaking? Find out how to tell and what's next.

VBAC: Know the pros and cons

VBAC — vaginal birth after cesarean — is possible for many women. Know what to consider before choosing this option for delivery.

Inducing labor: When to wait, when to induce

Find out who can benefit from stimulating the uterus to contract to start labor and why.

Stages of labor and birth: Baby, it's time!

Find out what happens during the different stages of labor and birth.

Labor and delivery: Pain medications

Understand the pros and cons of various labor and delivery pain medications.

Signs of labor: Know what to expect

Know exactly what to expect as your due date approaches and your body prepares for delivery.

Episiotomy: When it's needed, when it's not

Planning a vaginal delivery? Find out when an incision between the vagina and anus might be needed during childbirth.

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