Health Information > Childbirth

Diagnosis/Symptoms

- Signs and Symptoms of Preterm Labor and What to Do - March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
- Fetal Fibronectin (fFN): A Test for Preterm Delive - March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
- Signs of Labor: Know What to Expect - Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Dictionaries/Glossaries

- Medical Terms to Know - American Pregnancy Association

Directories

- Find a Midwife - American College of Nurse-Midwives

Law and Policy

- Newborns' and Mothers' Health Protection - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Organizations

- National Women's Health Information Center - Dept. of Health and Human Services
- American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologist -
- American College of Nurse-Midwives -

Overviews

- Healthy Pregnancy: Childbirth - National Women's Health Information Center
- Birth and the First Moments After - American Academy of Pediatrics
- JAMA Patient Page: Birth Labor - American Medical Association

Pictures/Diagrams

- Slide Show: Exercises to Prepare for Childbirth - Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Related Issues

- Breech Babies: What Can I Do if My Baby Is Breech? - American Academy of Family Physicians
- Meconium Aspiration - Nemours Foundation
- Transient Tachypnea of the Newborn (TTN) - Nemours Foundation
- Birthing Classes - Nemours Foundation
- Birth Plans - Nemours Foundation
- Banking Your Newborn's Cord Blood - Nemours Foundation
- Looking at Your Newborn: What's Normal - Nemours Foundation
- Birthing Centers and Hospital Maternity Services - Nemours Foundation
- What to Take to the Hospital - March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
- Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring during Labor - American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
- Apgar Scores - American Academy of Pediatrics
- Thinking of Using a Nurse-Midwife? What You Need t - American College of Nurse-Midwives

Research

- Soft Music May Reduce Pain and Distress of Labor - Nemours Foundation
- Magnitude of Maternal Morbidity during Labor and D - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Research on Preterm Labor and Premature Birth - National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
- Risks from Labor after Prior Cesarean Delivery Low - National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
- Home Uterine Monitors Not Useful for Predicting Pr - National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
- Labor Takes Longer for Overweight and Obese Women - National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Specific Conditions

- Pregnancy: What to Expect When Your Due Date Has P - American Academy of Family Physicians
- Labor Induction - American Academy of Family Physicians
- Recovering from Delivery - Nemours Foundation
- Vaginal Birth after Cesarean Delivery (VBAC) - UpToDate
- Preterm Labor - March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
- Back Labor - Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
- Routine Vaginal Delivery - American Academy of Pediatrics
- Giving Birth "In Place": Emergen - American College of Nurse-Midwives

Statistics

- FASTATS: Births -- Method of Delivery - National Center for Health Statistics
- FASTATS: Obstetrical Procedures - National Center for Health Statistics
- PeriStats - March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation

Treatment

- Dealing with Pain during Childbirth - Nemours Foundation
- Pain Relief During Labor and Delivery - American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American Society of Anesthesiologists
- Preterm Labor: Drugs for Use in Preterm Labor - March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
- Episiotomy: A Cut You May Not Need - Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
- Epidurals: Reducing Pain during Labor and Delivery - Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
- Pain Relief Options for Labor and Delivery - Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research