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Assisted Vaginal Delivery
Assisted vaginal delivery is vaginal delivery of a baby performed with the help of forceps or a vacuum device. It sometimes is called operative vaginal delivery. Today, assisted vaginal delivery is done in about 3% of vaginal deliveries in the United States.
Breastfeeding Your Baby
More and more women are choosing to breastfeed their babies—and for good reason. Breast milk is the perfect baby food. Breastfeeding also has health benefits for moms
Cesarean Birth
Most babies enter the world through the birth canal (vagina). However, in about one third of cases, a baby is born by cesarean delivery.
Exercise After Pregnancy
Having a baby and taking care of a newborn are hard work. It will take a while to regain your strength after the strain of pregnancy and birth.
How to Tell When Labor Begins
Awaiting the birth of a baby is an exciting and anxious time. The average length of pregnancy is 280 days, or 40 weeks.
Labor Induction
Labor is the process that leads to the birth of a baby. Labor usually starts on its own. Labor induction is the use of medications or other methods to bring on (induce) labor.
Medications for Pain Relief During Labor and Delivery
Each woman's labor is unique. The amount of pain a woman feels during labor may differ from that felt by another woman.
Newborn Male Circumcision
Male circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin, which is the layer of skin that covers the glans (head) of the penis. It is your choice whether to have your son circumcised. 
Postpartum Depression
Depression after childbirth—also called postpartum depression—is more common than many people realize. About 10–15% of women will experience postpartum depression.
Preterm Labor and Birth
A normal pregnancy lasts about 40 weeks from the first day of the last menstrual period. When labor starts before 37 weeks of pregnancy, it is called preterm labor.
Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Delivery
It was once thought that if a woman had one cesarean delivery, all other babies she had should be born in the same way.