Labor, also called childbirth or giving birth, is the process by which the baby and the placenta leave the mother. This video, by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, describes the three stages of labor: early labor, active labor, and delivery of the placenta and afterbirth.
This video will illustrate the importance of prenatal education in reaching the full 40-weeks of pregnancy. It will explain the importance of maintaining a proper diet and nutrition, avoiding alcohol, drugs and cigarette smoke and controlling weight gain during pregnancy. It will provide guidance on natural, spontaneous labor that includes getting regular, prenatal checks, knowing warning signs to watch for and understanding the optimal window for brain and respiratory development. In addition, the program will discuss the dangers of using medications to induce labor, including long-term difficulties for children who are born pre-term, encouraging women to accept help and try to enjoy their pregnancies.
Understand that preterm labor is defined as labor that starts between 20 and 37 weeks of pregnancy. Approximately 12 percent of babies are born preterm in the United States. This can be an overwhelmingly scary time, especially if you are earlier in your pregnancy. Learn what this can mean for you. © TWN (Bundoo)
With up to one-third of pregnant women delivering by Cesarean section in the United States, it's important to know what to expect when it comes to your recovery after a Cesarean delivery. Being sent home with an incision on your belly can add to the anxiety that caring for a newborn can already cause, so here are some tips to take the worry out of caring for your C-section incision. © TWN (Bundoo)