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Category: Labor and Birth

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Labor and Birth

Breech Births

In the last weeks of pregnancy, a baby usually moves so his or her head is positioned to come out of the vagina first during

Labor and Birth

Local Anesthesia

Local anesthesia is the use of drugs to prevent pain in a small area of the body. The anesthetic drug is injected into the area

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Labor and Birth

How to Avoid a Cesarean Birth

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) have released new recommendations to help new moms avoid cesarean

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Labor and Birth

Pudendal Block

The pudendal block gets its name because a local anesthetic, such as lidocaine or chloroprocaine, is injected into the pudendal canal where the pudendal nerve

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Labor and Birth

Retained Placenta

The final stage of labor occurs when the placenta is expelled from the mother’s uterus. For many women, this process happens on its own after

Healthy Pregnancy

What is Dilation in Pregnancy?

When you’re preparing for labor and delivery, “dilation” becomes a very important term because it measures how close you are to delivering your baby. For

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Labor and Birth

Delayed Cord Clamping

What Is Delayed Cord Clamping? Delayed cord clamping is the prolongation of the time between the delivery of a newborn and the clamping of the