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Cervical ripening methods when induction is part of the birth plan

Moms-to-be might want to induce labor electively, or they may need to be induced for medical reasons. Dr. Patricia Santiago-Munoz discusses the techniques we can use for cervical ripening, or preparing the cervix for labor.

Emergency delivery: What to do when the baby’s coming – right now

Babies don’t wait when it’s time to deliver, no matter how far you are from the hospital. What to do if you’re faced with an unplanned home birth.

Nitrous oxide for labor: Seriously, don’t laugh before you read this

Nitrous oxide, popularly known as “laughing gas,” used to be commonly used by women during labor. Now, the gas is making a comeback.

The truth about “natural” ways to induce labor

There are lots of “natural” remedies that supposedly induce labor. Here’s what those methods are really all about.

Water immersion during labor

Consider these pros and cons if you are thinking about using water immersion during labor.

5 exercises and techniques to train for childbirth

Pregnancy, labor, and delivery is like a marathon. It requires training. Our physical therapists discuss exercises to prepare the body.

Hungry during labor? Women may now get more than ice chips

Much has changed since women were only allowed to consume ice chips during labor. Some hospitals are easing the rules on what women in labor can eat and drink.