Obstetrics - Labor and Delivery
Labor and Delivery
It takes 9 months to make a baby and chances are that a good part of that time will be spent wondering and worrying about the inevitable labor and delivery that is to come. How will I know when I'm in labor is a common concern, especially for new moms, along with what will my labor experience be like.
Every labor is different. How long it lasts and how it progresses varies from woman to woman and from birth to birth. What type of pain relief if any is contemplated as well as what type of delivery will occur. Will it be a vaginal delivery, will a C-Section be necessary or will a VBAC be attempted?
Being educated about childbirth is one of the best ways to prepare for this momentous experience and maintaining open communication with your physician can help lead to a positive birth experience.