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Pregnancy and Newborns   - Labor, Birth, and Postpartum

Labor, Birth, and Postpartum

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  • Postpartum Depression Assessment

    Postpartum Depression Risk Assessment It's natural to feel strong emotions when you're pregnant and just after you've had a baby. You may feel elated, or you may feel sad. Many women have the "baby b...

Labor and Delivery

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  • Cord Blood Banking

    Cord Blood Banking Cord blood banking is an option for parents who want to preserve the blood of the umbilical cord and placenta of their baby as "insurance" to help with possible future medical need...

  • Cesarean Delivery

    Cesarean Delivery (Cesarean Section, C-section, Cesarean Birth) Procedure overview What is a cesarean delivery? Click Image to Enlarge Cesarean delivery (also called a cesarean section or C-section) ...

  • Laborists: Specialists in Labor and Delivery

    Laborists: Specialists in Labor and Delivery In the late stages of pregnancy, you're waiting on pins and needles for the moment when labor begins. And, in fact, so is your OB/GYN. Despite giving you ...

  • Labor

    Labor What is labor? Labor is a series of continuous, progressive contractions of the uterus which help the cervix to open (dilate) and to thin (efface), allowing the fetus to move through the birth ...

  • Delivery

    Delivery What are possible labor complications? Although serious complications are rare during labor, some problems can develop during this time. Some of the more common complications include: Fetal ...

  • Episiotomy

    Episiotomy Procedure overview What is an episiotomy? Click Image to Enlarge An episiotomy is an incision through the vaginal wall and the perineum (the area between the thighs, extending from the vag...