Labor and Delivery: iVillage Community

Labor and Delivery Message Board
Having a baby creates a myriad of changes in our lives. Becoming a mother is one of the greatest life changes you will ever experience. Approaching childbirth is akin to stepping toward a mountain range, and what lies ahead is completely new terrain. There is no way around it; it must be traversed somehow. There are choices, but the outcome is out of your control -- and unknown. Do your homework, talk to your partner and determine where your comfort level is. The Labor & Delivery message board is a place where you can meet other women who are discussing their childbirth options.

If you've never participated in message board before, you'll be surprised by how easy it is to get answers to your questions from experienced moms. You don't need to be an iVillage member to read messages, but if you want to post, just click on the "join now" link at the very top right hand corner of the message board page. Membership is free and it just takes a few minutes to sign up.

Resources for Labor and Delivery

-- Creating a Birth Plan
-- Birthing Essentials: What to Pack
-- Perineal Massage: Your How-To Guide
-- The Lamaze Guide to Getting What You Want out of Birth
-- The Induction Question
-- Comfort Measures During Labor
-- What You Need to Know about Cesareans
-- Birth Options
-- Your Guide to Labor Procedures

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