All About Giving Birth

Giving birth to the new baby can be joyous and painful on the body and the heart. This section is dedicated to helping you plan for the hospital, as well as teach you what you can do once at the hospital to lessen stress and pain of contractions. There are many options you as a mother have when giving birth unless they’re not recommended by the doctor due to complications.

Birth FAQ ›

Have questions about giving birth and can’t find the answer? Check out our frequently asked questions page for additional answers.

Birth Plan

Having a birth plan is a great way to keep everyone on the same page, especially if unexpected events take place. Birth plans let doctors, hospital staff, family and friends know what your preferences are before, during and after birth. Also see our sample birth plan.

Birthing Centers

If you’re interested in delivering your baby in a home like setting, as long as it’s not at home or at the hospital, a birth center may be for you. Learn more about them including what they offer, who takes care of you, benefits, drawbacks and more.

Bradley Method

Although some critics believe this childbirth class is outdated, there are still many active classrooms nationwide. Learn about the Bradley Method, it’s beliefs, techniques and much more.


There are many reasons why a woman might have to undergo a c-section. Risks are high, but unfortunately, some c-sections are necessary to ensure the health of baby and mom

Child Birth Options

As an expectant mother, you should know that you have options when it comes to the birth of your child. Learn the different ways you can give birth, and talk to your health care provider about the different options.

Giving Birth Complications ››

Unfortunately problems arise during births that are inevitable. Learn about the different birth complications that you could possibly face during labor or delivery. Ranging from minor to major conditions, this section is devoted to teaching you about the numerous problems that can occur, so you know what to expect.


Based on beliefs of Marie F. Mongan M.Ed., M.Hy. and based on the natural birth concepts of Dr. Grantly Dick-Read, HypnoBirthing is a philosophy and practice which empowers women and their birth partners  to have a calm, comfortable birth experience, among much more.

Labor & Delivery ››

Learn about the different options you have during your labor and delivery. Discover where you can give birth, and who can delivery your new baby. Also learn about the different positions you can use to give birth.


Lamaze is the most popular child birth class today. Learn how it began, what it’s about and if it is suitable for you. Lamaze is so much more than breathing techniques and exercises.

Natural Childbirth

Having a baby naturally can be a beautiful thing. But are you educated in knowing what can happen, risks involved and techniques used to cope with the pain? If not, read this article.

Hospital Pregnancy Bag

It’s never too early to start packing a hospital bag, especially if you are at high risk. Being prepared at the time labor begins can help relax you as you make your way to the hospital, birthing center or other location. This article gives you tons of ideas for everyone, including friends.

VBAC Delivery

VBAC or vaginal birth after cesarean is a very common procedure for expectant mothers. Learn the advantages and disadvantages of giving birth vaginally after previously giving birth via c-section. Plus, learn whether or not you are a candidate for this type of delivery.

Water Birth

Water births are a very common option for child birth. There are many benefits to giving birth in a tub of water. Find out if you are a candidate…

This page was last updated on 06/2017
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