Pain Management

Labor is a painful process. It is important to understand your pain management options, and have an idea of what might work for you.

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Staying Active

Moving around during labor has been shown to help women deal with the pain. Find some positions that might be helpful.

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Water Births

Some women find warm water makes the pain of contractions a little easier to bear.

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Dangers of Aspirin

No matter how tempting it may be, do not take aspirin while you are in labor. Find out why aspirin is dangerous during pregnancy.

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Epidurals

Epidurals are often used throughout labor and, like any drug, there are pros and cons to using them.

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Q: Is your baby entering a big or small extended family?

38% 

Big -- lots of cousins and relatives

25% 

Average -- some other children

36% 

Small -- few or no other kids

268 Total votes cast.

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Create Your Baby Registry with Target
Do you have everything you need to care for your new bundle of joy? Create your Target baby registry today!

Birth Control After Baby: 5 Options for Breastfeeding Moms
Find out which non-permanent birth control methods are safest for breastfeeding moms, and discuss your options with your doctor to find one that works for you and your partner.

Where Should Newborns Sleep? Comparing Bassinets, Cradles & More
Where will your bundle of joy sleep when she comes home? Get shopping and safety tips for choosing a bassinet, play yard, or other crib alternative that will fit in your bedroom, per AAP guidelines.

Top 100 Baby Names of 2015
Want to see which baby girl names and boy names are hot in the U.S. right now? Check out these lists from the S.S.A., and click on the names to see their meanings!

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