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Childbirth

Childbirth (National Library of Medicine)

A good starting point for information on what to expect in childbirth. This site includes links to interactive tutorials, videos, and much more.

Normal labor & Delivery (Merck Manual Home Edition)

Detailed description of the process of labor and delivery.

healthywomen.org

Information on many aspects of labor and delivery, including how to tell if you're in labor, options for pain relief, understanding C-Section, and a list of items to pack to take to the hospital.

Labor and Delivery

After Delivery

Postdelivery period

Describes what to expect after the birth of your baby, both in the hospital and when you go home. This article also covers the most common complications of pregnancy.

Childbirth and Beyond (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services)

Includes information on your baby's first hours of life, recovering from birth, newborn care and safety, getting pregnant again, returning to work, and babysitters and childcare.

Ages & Stages: Delivery and Beyond (American Academy of Pediatrics)

Healthchildren.org is a web site created by the American Academy of Pediatrics for parents. The Delivery and Beyond page has articles on many subjects that will be of interest to new parents. The site also has sections on other stages of childhood from infancy through adolescence.

After you give birth (March of Dimes)

Breastfeeding: Frequently Asked Questions (U. S. Department of Health &; Human Services)

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