Labor usually starts two weeks before or after the estimated date of delivery. No one knows exactly what triggers the onset of labor....more
In preparation of the delivery, you may be moved into a birthing room or delivery room, or you may remain in the same room for both labor and delivery....more
Postpartum hemorrhage is excessive bleeding after the birth of a baby. Most postpartum hemorrhage occurs right after delivery, but it can occur later as well....more
Postpartum thyroiditis happens when a woman’s thyroid becomes inflamed after having a baby. It may first cause your thyroid to be overactive. But in time it leads to an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism). A small portion of pregnant women get this health problem.
You will need plenty of rest, good nutrition, and help during the first few weeks after your baby is born....more
You have a lot of options when it comes to birth control. Some methods don't require a doctor's visit, but others, like oral contraceptives, are available only by prescription....more