Giving Birth

Michigan Baby Name Ideas

Seven super and unique baby names to show your home state pride for the mitten state.

Danialle Karmanos’ Journey to Natural Birth and a Birth Center

Mom of four and philanthropist Danialle Karmanos shares her birthing experiences and how they shaped her desire to build a natural birth center.

How to Write a Birth Plan

Find out what to include in a birth plan and how to talk it over with your doctor or midwife.

‘Laughing Gas’ Offered at Local Hospital to Help Ease Labor Pain

St. Joseph Mercy Health System Ann Arbor is the first hospital locally to offer nitrous oxide in its birthing center to help manage pain for moms to be.

Birth Centers vs. Hospitals: Understanding the Differences

Birth centers offer an alternative to the hospital experience that is safer than a home birth. Find out more about birth centers here.

What are the Benefits of Delayed Umbilical Cord Clamping?

A new trend advocates delayed umbilical cord clamping – but what are the benefits of delaying cord clamping?

Tips for Taking a Great Post-Delivery Photo

Moms are taking extreme steps to look good in after-labor pics, but you don't have to. A local expert chimes in with ways to get great photos post-delivery.

Music Playlist for Labor and Delivery

Some songs will cool you down and some will pump you up. Take a look at these picks for your playlist.

Using Music to Tune Out Labor Pain

For relief from the throes of labor, moms are turning to music. Local moms and delivery nurses share their picks and why it should be part of a labor plan.

Mount Clemens Mom Deborah Jo 'DJ' Ross

This Macomb County mom shares the details of her labor and delivery, her favorite baby gift and more.

Ferndale Mom Sarah Radtke Welsh

This Oakland County mom talks about her favorite maternity stores, prepping for the hospital and more.

Clinton Township Mom Barbara Lasecki-Webb

This Macomb County mom talks about her first pregnancy, waiting for a gender reveal and more.