If you're pregnant and have questions about birth, labor, or delivery, our team of experts is here to help!

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How to Speed Up Labor After Losing Your Mucus Plug

Losing your mucus plug can be an early sign of labor. You should see your healthcare provider if you lose your mucus plug before 37 weeks.

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What Does the Hospital Provide After Birth?

Hospitals often provide items to take home after giving birth. Find out what the hospital may provide after birth for you and your baby.

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Dealing With the “Ring of Fire” During Birth

Breathing techniques, position, and massage can all help you deal with the “ring of fire” during birth.

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How Long After Implantation Do hCG Levels Rise?

HCG is the primary hormone in the successful growth of a fertilized egg. Find out what the levels of hCG mean and how that relates to a healthy pregnancy.

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15 Healthy Snacks to Have in Your Hospital Bag for Labor & Recovery

Packing your hospital bag and wondering what food to bring? We’ve got the ultimate list of snacks for your hospital bag.

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Postpartum Foot Pain: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Postpartum foot pain is caused by inflammation at the bottom of your foot. Wear supportive shoes and massage your feet to improve your symptoms.

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How to Sleep After a C-Section

Sleep after a C-section is important for recovery. Finding a good position, the right temperature, and medications can help you with sleep after surgery.

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How to Tighten Loose Skin After Having a Baby

Loose belly skin after having a baby can be distressing. We have helpful hints to prevent saggy skin and tone your tummy.

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C-Section Scar Pain: What to Do When It Keeps Hurting

C-section incision pain is common right after delivery. Pain that lasts for months or years after your C-section should be addressed by a doctor.

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Curb Walking to Induce Labor: Does It Work?

Curb walking can help open up your pelvis and bring your baby down into position for delivery. It’s one of the best ways to induce labor naturally.

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Midwives Brew: Does It Really Work to Induce Labor?

Midwives brew is a drink made with castor oil that can help jumpstart labor. It should only be used after discussion and approval of your physician.

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Creating Your C-Section Birth Plan

A C-section birth plan is a great tool for both planned and unexpected cesarean sections. Having a plan relieves stress and gets your needs met during delivery.

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The C-Section Shelf: Does It Ever Go Away?

A C-section shelf is excess skin and fat that hangs over a C-section scar. You can make it smaller with diet and exercise or eliminate it with a tummy tuck.

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C-Section Scar Healing Stages and Care

A C-section is a major surgery that will leave a scar. You can minimize scarring by caring for your incision in the first weeks after delivery.

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6 Must-Haves for Your C-Section Recovery Kit

Whether planned or a surprise, a c-section recovery kit can help you heal more quickly. You want to make sure you care for yourself after a c-section.

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Can I Drink Ensure While Pregnant?

While Ensure can promote health, you’ll want to make sure you understand the ingredients and the quantities that are right for you.

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Breastfeeding, Pregnancy

Dry Nipples During Pregnancy: 5 Tips to Help

Dry nipples during pregnancy is a common symptom. Use these tips to help relieve the itch and keep your breasts soft and moisturized.