Giving Birth

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.

Berkley Mom Hannah Pagel

This Oakland County mom shares details about baby No. 3, the best parenting advice she's received and more.

Ann Arbor Mom Erin Masek

This Washtenaw County mom shares details about her pregnancy, her favorite baby store and so much more.

Karmanos Center for Natural Birth at Beaumont Hospital

This unique facility, a gift from Danialle and Peter Karmanos Jr., provides a comfortable environment for expecting mothers to give birth naturally.

Baby Shower Second Hand Gift Trend

New arrivals need a lot of stuff. But when it's your second infant – or bigger ticket stuff kids outgrow quickly – gently used presents could be a smart mom move.

Tips to Prepare Your Pet for Your Baby's Arrival

As you anticipate your bundle of joy's arrival, help the family pets get ready for the newest addition to the bunch, too.

Spotting During Pregnancy: What to Expect

It's common but concerning, especially for first-time moms. Here's what you should know and when to worry when it comes to prenatal bleeding.