Labor & birth

After 9 months of pregnancy, the big day is finally here!

If your pregnancy is healthy, wait for labor to begin on its own. Babies aren’t fully developed until at least 39 weeks.

You may feel nervous about labor, but learning all about contractions and the signs of labor can help you get ready.

Labor feels different for every woman and there are many ways to cope with labor pain. You may want medicines, like an epidural, spinal block or narcotics. Or you may try natural methods, like breathing and relaxation. Most women have their babies by vaginal birth, but some have a cesarean birth (also called c-section).
 
Use our birth plan to help make decisions about your baby’s birth. Who do you want to be at the hospital with you? Are there any special traditions that you want to happen? Thinking about these things ahead of time can help you, your partner, your provider and your friends and family know exactly how you want labor and birth to be. And get ready to pack your hospital bag

After 9 months of pregnancy, the big day is finally here!

If your pregnancy is healthy, wait for labor to begin on its own. Babies aren’t fully developed until at least 39 weeks.

You may feel nervous about labor, but learning all about contractions and the signs of labor can help you get ready.

Labor feels different for every woman and there are many ways to cope with labor pain. You may want medicines, like an epidural, spinal block or narcotics. Or you may try natural methods, like breathing and relaxation. Most women have their babies by vaginal birth, but some have a cesarean birth (also called c-section).
 
Use our birth plan to help make decisions about your baby’s birth. Who do you want to be at the hospital with you? Are there any special traditions that you want to happen? Thinking about these things ahead of time can help you, your partner, your provider and your friends and family know exactly how you want labor and birth to be. And get ready to pack your hospital bag