Tag: Childbirth

The other day I went to lunch with two friends. We started talking about pregnancy and birth and one friend said, “sorry if this is TMI, but my mom told me that she had an orgasm during both of her births!” This is the most exciting news I’ve heard all...

No morning sickness. No cravings. For me, being pregnant had felt a lot like not being pregnant, so I was eager to discover how my perceptions of labor would compare to the real thing. On the night before my due date, I climbed into bed and felt a kick, then...

What are the real signs of labor versus what you see on TV? If you’re expecting your first baby, you might be wondering… How will I know if I’m in labor? Will early labor and contractions be obvious? Will my water dramatically break as it does on television? Susan Melnikow,...

A couple without hope becomes unexpectedly pregnant After eight years of marriage, and countless failed attempts at pregnancy, my husband and I completely lost hope of having a baby. We were living our lives in despair. Then one day I went in for my regular checkup for diabetes. My endocrinologist examined my...