Planning labor and delivery, Month 8
The stages of labor
While every woman is different, the stages of labor can be described in a general way. Read full story...
Who should attend the delivery?
Years ago, women had little choice about who would be present at their delivery. Only the woman and the medical personnel could attend. Today, partners, siblings and other family members often accompany the mother during labor and delivery. Read full story...
Managing labor pain: Many options, your choice
When it comes to pain relief, the most important thing any pregnant woman should know is that whatever works for her and her baby is the way to go. The more you know about your options, the more relaxed and prepared you will feel. Read full story...
How big is my baby?
Babies grow quickly in the last few weeks of pregnancy. The average baby adds about a pound and a half between 35 and 40 weeks of gestation. Read full story...
Pregnancy care services
Pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding classes
Obstetrics and gynecology
Partners may feel left out
Mothers and their partners need to become familiar with medical and personal issues surrounding labor and delivery. Encourage your partner to support you in ways like these. Read full story...
Movement in the womb
Fetal movement slows toward term because the fetus has less room within which to move. Read full story...
Supporting family relationships
Partners and siblings often become impatient as your activity level slows down. Read full story...
Massage oil for labor
Month 7: Starting your third trimester
Month 6: Mom and baby continuing to grow
Month 5: Halfway there