Join pediatric nurse, midwife and Motherly's Digital Education Editor Diana Spalding as she answers your frequently asked labor and delivery questions.
What should I do if my water breaks?
What are Braxton Hicks contractions?
What is a 'gentle' C-section?
Can I be dilated before labor begins?
Can I breastfeed after a C-section?
What can I expect during a scheduled C-section?
What do contractions feel like?
Do epidurals take away the pain of childbirth?
What happens when you're induced?
How do I prepare for an unmedicated birth?
What is the 'ring of fire'?
How can I prevent preterm labor?
Is it common to tear during birth?
Can I induce labor naturally?
When should I go to the hospital during labor?
Can I have a vaginal birth after a C-section (VBAC)?
What happens during a C-section?
How long does it take to recover from a C-section?
What are the three stages of labor?
Can I eat and drink during early labor?
When do I lose my mucus plug?
What's the difference between false labor and early labor?