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What to Expect With a C-Section

Cesarean sections have come a long way, from 'gentle' approaches to quicker recoveries to terminology like 'belly births.' Here's a look at what to expect with a C-section in metro Detroit.

Preparing for Baby: What to Do When You’re Expecting

Got the word that you've got a bun in the oven? Well, don't panic. Take a breath and read this to learn what to do when you're expecting.

Hospitals With Birthing Centers in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Are you trying to find a close, comfortable and low-stress environment to naturally birth your baby? Browse this list of local hospitals with birthing centers to find the right place for you.

My Maternity Leave Diary: The Good, Bad and TMI

Baby bonding, body aches, sleeplessness, self-doubt and utter boredom. Here's a peek at Metro Parent's senior editor's maternity leave diary.

Mom Gets Married Five Hours After Giving Birth

One Michigan woman proved moms strong by getting up and married just hours after giving birth – and dad proved his appreciation by making it all happen.

12-Year-Old Girl Delivers Her Baby Brother

A Mississippi tween gave the doctor a hand in the birth of her younger brother but while it was a moving experience for her, some parents are calling foul.

Why Postpartum Depression Shouldn’t Be Ignored

Find out the signs of postpartum depression and what mothers, fathers and their families should know about getting help.

Bladder Blues? Yes, There is Help for Urinary Incontinence!

Women dealing with bladder control should know that effective treatments are available. A top OB-GYN with the DMC Medical Group weighs in.

The Transition from Working Woman to Working Mom

Childbirth isn't the most painful part of becoming a mom. Figuring out maternity leave, going back to work and balancing family and work are challenging.

Coolest Amenities at Local Birthing Centers

For those considering natural childbirth at a southeast Michigan birth center, there are unique features to make the experience as pleasant as possible.

Pregnancy Meditation: Benefits for Moms-to-Be

Practicing meditation while pregnant might alleviate stress, reduce blood pressure and – best of all – make the delivery less painful.

Packing for the Hospital: What to Take and What to Leave...

Lighten your load with our guide to what to pack in a hospital bag for labor and delivery and the things that aren't necessities for moms.
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