Category: Labor and Birth

general anesthesia during labor | American Pregnancy Association
Labor and Birth

General Anesthesia

Is General Anesthesia Used During Labor? Being informed about general anesthesia will help prevent mothers from being caught by surprise in the unlikely event that

perineal-massages | American Pregnancy Association
Labor and Birth

Perineal Massage During Pregnancy

Prevent Tearing During Delivery with Perineal Massage When it comes to perineal massage, this old saying definitely applies: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound

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Labor and Birth

Back Labor

Labor and giving birth are some of the most physically demanding events a woman will experience. Many women try to prepare for the experience by working

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Labor and Birth

Second Stage of Labor

The second stage of labor is when your baby moves through the birth canal. The second stage of labor begins when the cervix is completely dilated

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Labor and Birth

Third Stage of Labor

The third stage of labor is when your uterus continues to contract to push out the placenta (afterbirth) after your baby’s birth. The placenta usually

Stages of labor-stage one | American Pregnancy Association
Labor and Birth

First Stage of Labor

The first stage of labor is the longest and involves three phases: Early Labor:  The onset of labor until the cervix is dilated to 3-6