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Pregnancy and Childbirth

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Pregnancy: Pregnancy (General) | Discomforts | Drugs | Exercise | Later-Age Pregnancy | Nutrition | Pregnancy Loss | Prenatal Tests | Risks to Pregnancy | Teenage Pregnancy

Childbirth: Birthing Options | Childbirth (Labor and Delivery) | Newborn Screening Tests | Multiple Births | Premature Birth | Postpartum Depression

Other Topics: General Pregnancy and Childbirth | Preparing for Pregnancy


(Jump to: General Information | Complications | C-Section | Delivery | Labor | Pain Relief | Post-Delivery )

General Information
Labor and
What to Expect After Your Due Date:ACOG

General Information
Overview of Labor:Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Signs of Labor: Know What to Expect:Mayo Clinic
How to Tell When Labor Begins:ACOG
Labor Positions:Mayo Clinic [Slide Show]
Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring During Labor:ACOG
Inducing Labor
Inducing Labor:March of Dimes
Inducing Labor: Your Questions Answered:Mayo Clinic
Labor Induction:ACOG
Preterm Labor
Preterm Labor:March of Dimes
Preterm Labor:ACOG

Pain Relief During Childbirth
General Information
Dealing With Pain During Childbirth:Nemours Foundation
Coping With Labor Pain:March of Dimes
Drug Options
Labor Pain: Medications for Labor and Delivery:Mayo Clinic
Epidural Block:March of Dimes
Spinal Block for Labor Pain:March of Dimes
Non-Drug Options
Natural Relief for Labor Pain:March of Dimes

Childbirth Complications
Labor and Timing Problems:Merck Manual, Home Edition
If Your Baby is Breech:ACOG
Meconium Aspiration:Nemours Foundation

Delivery:Merck Manual, Home Edition
Routine Vaginal Delivery:American Academy of Pediatrics

Cesarian Section
Cesarean Birth:ACOG
Cesarean Delivery:UpToDate Patient Information
C-Section: Medical Reasons:March of Dimes
C-Section by Request:March of Dimes
Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Delivery:ACOG
Cesarean Section:MedlinePlus

Newborn Care in the Delivery Room:March of Dimes
Assessments for Newborn Babies:Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Apgar Scores:American Academy of Pediatrics
Looking at Your Newborn:What's Normal:Nemours Foundation
What a Newborn Really Looks Like:Mayo Clinic [Slide Show]
Eye Prophylaxis/Vitamin K Injection:Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Postpartum Infections:Merck Manual, Home Edition
Recovering From Delivery:Nemours Foundation

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