Birth
Birth

11 Things Butt Contractions *Actually* Feel Like

by Jamie Kenney

There’s no holding back — literally.

Hormones

Everything You Need To Know About The Pregnancy Hormone Relaxin

by Angelique Serrano

The hormone may play a major role in conception, pregnancy, and delivery.

Pregnancy

Can Being Scared Cause You To Go Into Labor?

by Angelique Serrano

Experts share what "scares" could potentially cause early contractions. (Hint: It's not the kind that come from a viewing of Halloween).

Labor

Waking Up Sweaty In The Middle Of The Night Doesn’t Always Mean Labor’s Coming

by Tiffany Eve Lawrence

It’s just another way to feel uncomfortable during pregnancy.

Pregnancy

6 Signs Your Baby Is Engaged & Arriving Any Minute

by Olivia Youngs

Like, any minute.

Food

Here's When You Can Have That First Celebratory Drink After Giving Birth

by Mishal Ali Zafar

Cheers!

Pregnancy

Turns Out, You Can Dilate Pretty Far Before You Actually Go Into Labor

by Kelly Mullen-McWilliams

But how far?

Birth Stories

I Had A Traumatic Birth — Getting My Hospital Records Helped Me Reframe It

by Stephanie Gorton

25-34% of parents report a traumatic birth. When my 2nd child was born, I became one of them.

Pregnancy

What You Need To Know About Sex After A Membrane Sweep

by Angelique Serrano

I mean, if you’re trying to jumpstart labor, this double whammy sounds helpful.

News

Newborn Needed 13 Stitches After Being Cut During Emergency C-Section

by Morgan Brinlee

“To have your granddaughter born to come out to see the plastic surgeon, to get 13 stitches, is devastating.”

Am I In Labor?

What To Pack In Your Hospital Bag When You’re Having A Baby

by Ashley Ziegler

Above all, do not forget the car seat.

Celebrity

Troian Bellisario Gave Birth In Her Car & Husband Patrick J. Adams Delivered

by Jen McGuire

“By the time I turn my head around, Troian is fully on her hands and knees.”

Pain Management

Everything You Need to Know About Getting An Epidural

by Jennifer Parris

OBs explain the truth behind the pain management medication.

Pregnancy

Please Just Pee After Sex

by Autumn Jones and Caroline Hogeveen

Even if you’re trying to jumpstart labor.

Am I In Labor?

These Are The Real Signs of Labor, According To Experts

by Jennifer Parris

So you know when your baby is about to be born

Labor

Oh Yeah, Orgasms While Masturbating Could Help Induce Labor, Too

by Meg Kehoe and Angelique Serrano

And you don’t even have to do any extra work.