Find out what causes back labor and how to manage it.
Find out what happens if you need to go to the bathroom during labor.
Breast-feeding support — Find out how you can get involved.
Understand how to manage the discomfort of C-section recovery while caring for your newborn.
Find out what labor techniques might help prevent severe vaginal tearing during childbirth.
Cord blood banking — Understand the difference between public and private cord blood donation.
Find out how a doula might be helpful during pregnancy, childbirth and recovery.
Despite claims of benefits, eating your placenta after giving birth can be harmful to you and your baby.
Planning a vaginal delivery? Understand why an episiotomy might be necessary.
Ready for exercise after pregnancy? Follow these strategies to keep it safe.
Understand the possible risks and benefits of a planned home birth.
Hypnobirthing — A Mayo Clinic specialist discusses this method of easing pain during childbirth.
Find out who can benefit from inducing labor and why.
Understand the pros and cons of various labor and delivery pain medications.
How you manage labor pain is up to you. Know your choices and how to weigh the pros and cons.
Medication for lactation suppression generally isn't recommended.
An epidural isn't necessarily off-limits if you have a lower back tattoo.
Maternity leave about to end? Here's help making a successful transition back to work.
Postpartum care after a vaginal delivery involves managing vaginal soreness and discharge, sore breasts, mood changes, and more.
Thinking about sex after pregnancy? Follow these tips to heal and regain your passion.
Signs of labor — Know exactly what to expect as your due date approaches and your body prepares for delivery.
Labor pain is intense. Consider positions that might help you relax and control pain.
Vaginal tears during childbirth are common. See illustrations of various degrees of vaginal tears and treatment tips.
Find out what happens during the different stages of labor and birth.
Understand this anesthesia for labor and birth.
Is your water breaking? Find out how to tell and what's next.
Weight loss after pregnancy hinges on healthy lifestyle choices. Plenty of patience helps, too.