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Learn everything you need to know about childbirth. From giving birth naturally to cesarean section birth, false labor vs. true labor, and even natural labor inducers.

Learn everything you need to know about childbirth. From giving birth naturally to cesarean section birth, false labor vs. true labor, and even natural labor inducers.

Welcoming your baby into the world is an exciting experience, but it does take some thought and planning both before and after your baby arrives. Your Pregnancy MD will offer you insightful tips and advice on all your baby care questions.

A baby’s transition from life in the womb, to life outside of the womb, refers to the first four to six hours after being born. Certain changes you can expect include changes in a baby’s breathing as more blood starts flowing to the lungs, as well as more oxygen getting to the lungs as the fluid starts to clear out. This is a critical time for baby, and the newborn needs to be evaluated every half hour to every hour to make sure that extra care, besides just the routine care, isn’t needed.

The second trimester is when your baby's rapid growth starts. You should be able to feel your baby move between the 17th and 21st week of pregnancy and determine the gender.

Welcome to your second trimester of pregnancy. You are most likely feeling much better now than the first trimester. Your baby is growing quickly, the organs are beginning to function, eyebrows are forming, the skin is covered with vernix, the genitals are develop and fine hair is covering the body. This is the trimester that you will feel your baby move and predict the baby’s gender.

The third trimester is exciting, as you approach delivery. All the discomforts are typically mitigated by the expectation that you will soon greet your newborn baby.

In the third trimester of pregnancy both you and your baby continue to grow. Do you think you are going into labor? Learn the signs of false versus true labor during the third trimester. Learn when labor starts and about the baby’s apgar score test. Did you know that term pregnancy is now divided into early term (37 to 38 weeks-6 days), full term (39 weeks to 40 weeks-6 days) and late term (41 weeks to 41 weeks-6 days)?