Ten common labor complications

The labor and birth process is usually straightforward, but sometimes complications arise that may need immediate attention. Complications can occur during any part of the labor process. According to the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, specialized help is more likely to be needed if a pregnancy lasts more than 42 READ MORE

Labor and delivery, postpartum care

Labor and delivery Every woman’s labor and delivery experience is unique. Still, understanding what’s typical can help you know what to expect as your due date approaches. Labor and delivery generally follow a pattern — the cervix softening and opening; the amniotic sac rupturing; the contractions getting stronger and closer together. Sometimes, however, labor and READ MORE