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Labor & Delivery

Labor and Delivery explains the signs and symptoms of labor and the process of childbirth. Topics include childbirth medications, the stages of the labor process and c-sections.

Should you save your baby's umbilical cord blood?

Planning for a baby's arrival involves more than just picking out a name and a nursery scheme. Nowadays, you have to decide whether to save the baby's umbilical cord blood from the trash.

C-sections Can Affect a Baby's Immune System

A small pilot study explored how to boost the microbiota of babies born by C-section. Learn more at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

Quick Tips: Pedicures and Labor

With all the pregnancy myths circulating, it's hard to tell fact from fiction. We debunk the old wives' tale regarding labor and pedicures. See more »

How a Baby Experiences Labor and Delivery

The long, complicated process of labor and deliver is believed to be started by the baby. Learn what a baby experiences during labor and delivery. See more »

Top 10 Things No One Tells You About Labor and Delivery

There are things no one tells you about labor and delivery. See our top 10 list of things no one tells you about labor and delivery to get prepared. See more »

5 Unbelievable Deliveries

Every birth is momentous to those involved, but there are some unbelievable deliveries out there. See five unbelievable deliveries that made our list. See more »

What's the difference between a midwife and a doula?

Do you know the difference between a midwife and a doula? Find out the difference between a midwife and doula and determine who is best for you. See more »

10 Things No One Tells You About Labor

You've read all the pregnancy books but certain things you'll only know once you join the "Mother's Club." Read about 10 things no one tells you about labor. See more »

Are there really more births on full moons?

Is it true that more births occur on a full moon? Get the science behind the old wives' tale that a full moon causes more births. See more »

Having a c-section delivery is one method of childbirth. Learn about having a c-section delivery at Discovery Health. See more »

Inducing labor is sometimes a necessity, but it also means you can schedule your delivery. Learn about inducing labor at Discovery Health. See more »