What is labor?

Labor is the process by which the fetus and the placenta leave the uterus. Delivery can occur in two ways, vaginally (through the birth canal) or by a cesarean (surgical) delivery.

NICHD provides detailed information about these topics on its Labor and Delivery page.


What are some common signs of pregnancy?

How do I know if I’m pregnant?

What is prenatal care and why is it important?

What are some common complications of pregnancy?

What is a high-risk pregnancy?

What infections can affect pregnancy?

What is labor?

What is a cesarean delivery?

What should I know about postpartum depression?

 

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