Congrats! You survived the first half of your pregnancy! The morning sickness is gone, but it will soon be replaced by common symptoms such as pinched nerves, swollen ankles and more trips to the bathroom. We've got some handy tips to help you through it.
Whether this is your first baby, or your fifth baby... every pregnancy is different so it may be difficult to tell if you are really in labor. What are some of the common "warning signs"? What's the ideal way to count your contractions? And when should you leave home and head for the hospital?
Your body is changing and most of these changes are normal. But, when should you be concerned? We're focusing on the top 10 warnings signs that warrant a phone call to your medical care provider.
You think you're having contractions, so it's off to the hospital you go! So, what should you expect when you arrive? At what point are you provided with a labor and delivery room? How many people will be caring for you as you await your baby's big debut? And what typically happens after your baby is born?
When we think about labor and delivery, most women are concerned about it lasting for hours and hours. But what if the exact opposite happens and your labor lasts three hours or less from start to finish? How can you be better prepared?