Other Labor and Delivery FAQs

Basic information for topics, such as "What is it?" and "How many people are affected?" is available in the About Labor and Delivery section. Answers to other Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) specific to labor and delivery are in this section.


    1. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. (2011). FAQ: How to tell when labor begins. Retrieved February 3, 2017, from http://www.acog.org/Patients/FAQs/How-to-Tell-When-Labor-Begins 
    2. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. (2015). FAQ: Multiple pregnancy. Retrieved February 3, 2017, from http://www.acog.org/Patients/FAQs/Multiple-Pregnancy 
    3. Osterman, M. J. K., & Martin, J. A. (2013). Changes in cesarean delivery rates by gestational age: United States, 1996–2011. NCHS Data Brief, 124, 1–8.https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db124.htm
    4. MedlinePlus. (2014). Apgar score. Retrieved February 3, 2017, from http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003402.htm
    5. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. (2015). FAQ: Having a baby after age 35. Retrieved February 3, 2017, from http://www.acog.org/Patients/FAQs/Having-a-Baby-After-Age-35 
    6. MacDorman, M. F., Mathews, T. J., & Declercq, E. (2014). Trends in out-of-hospital births in the United States, 1990–2012. NCHS Data Briefs, 144, 1–8.
    7. American Academy of Pediatrics. (2013). Policy statement: Planned home birth. Retrieved February 3, 2017, from http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2013/04/24/peds.2013-0575 
    8. American Academy of Pediatrics, & American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. (2016). Committee opinion: Immersion in water during labor and delivery. Retrieved February 7, 2017, from http://www.acog.org/Resources-And-Publications/Committee-Opinions/Committee-on-Obstetric-Practice/Immersion-in-Water-During-Labor-and-Delivery 
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