LaborAndDelivery 

Can Hypnobirthing Lead to Pain-Free Labor and Delivery?

Would you try hypnobirthing? Credit: Getty
The newest trend to hit the birthing education front is hypnobirthing, a technique that incorporates hypnosis into labor, the Wall Street Journal reports. The concept is a lot like using hypnosis for...
You're getting very, very sleepy. You will feel no pain. Now, go deliver that baby.

Oh, Baby: More Hospitals Asking for Payment Before Childbirth

Nurses take care of newborn babies at a hospital in Taiwan. Some U.S. hospitals are asking for delivery payment up front. Credit: Sam Yeh, Getty Images
Before you pack a hospital bag for your baby's birth, be sure to call the hospital's...

Bradley, Lamaze or Mongan? How to Choose a Childbirth Class

Pregnant women spend nine months waiting for the moment when they'll make the trek to the hospital for the big delivery, but you can get a preview of the action at a childbirth class. ParentDish took a look at three of the most popular types of...

Best Pregnancy Books: ParentDish's Top 10 Picks

Catch up on your pregnancy reading with these top titles. Credit: Betsssssy, Flickr
In "The Godfather," they went to the mattresses. In pregnancy, you go to the books. And, since you've already got a lot on your mind, we did the work for you,...

Labor and Delivery: What You Need to Know

Labor and delivery, then hello baby! Credit: Getty Images
Labor and delivery are the final stages of pregnancy when a woman gives birth to a child. The process of labor and delivery typically begins about 38 weeks after conception or 40 weeks...

Weisure Time, Trista Sutter, and Viral Video Dads - Links We Love

Is your Blackberry keeping you from your family? Photo: sxc.hu Is "weisure" (or a work during leisure lifestyle) getting in the way of family time? Some experts think that technology is making mixing work and play a little too easy. --...

Where Should Dad Stand During Delivery?

Parenting comes with many, many questions. Most of them occur after the baby is born -- how do you change a diaper on an airplane, which restaurants don't care if you have spit up stains on your shoulder, and so on. But one question occurs on the day...

Share your birth story in six words or less

"Touch me again and I'll bite." If you had asked me -- in the middle of active labor -- to share my birth story, the above sentence would have summed it up nicely. But immediately afterward, with the product of that long, hard, messy, but...

Birth plans: Helpful or unrealistic?

I have a friend who is born to give birth. People have called her "strong," "amazing," "a great mother" after each of her labors for her ability to have natural childbirths with much more than a whimper. I can only wonder what they say about me. My...

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