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water-birth | American Pregnancy Association
Labor and Birth

Water Births

Water birth is the process of giving birth in a tub of warm water. Some women choose to labor in the water and get out

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Labor and Birth

Childbirth Education Classes

Childbirth Classes: Types and Benefits For most pregnant women, even if you already have a child, the labor and birth process can be both overwhelming and

home-births | American Pregnancy Association
Labor and Birth

Home Births

Home Births: Benefits and Tips For centuries giving birth at home was the norm. By the 1900s increasing numbers of women started having their babies

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Labor and Birth

Birth Centers

Today, women have more options than ever to find and select a suitable birth center. Options include increasing numbers of hospitals, obstetricians, and midwives that

What is a doula?
Labor and Birth

Having a Doula – What are the Benefits?

The doula  is a professional trained in childbirth who provides emotional, physical, and educational support to a mother who is expecting, is experiencing labor, or

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Labor and Birth

Creating Your Birth Plan

The “perfect” birth plan is: a happy, healthy mom and a happy healthy baby.  But when thinking through how you want your child’s birth to

Congenital-cmv | American Pregnancy Association
Genetic Disorders & Birth Defects

Congenital CMV and Birth Defects

Cytomegalovirus, or CMV, is a very common member of the herpes family of viruses. By age 40, half of the adult population has been infected