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This is the time when everyone around you has advice on childbirth. While Aunt Hilda, Cousin Tilly and the neighbor next door all mean well, we want to offer medical facts. Here you'll find everything from where to have your baby, what to expect during labor and your baby's first moments. There's even information on what your recovery will be like physically and emotionally, and how long before you're back to your new normal, also known as mommyhood. And it's all in the order that you'll experience it in ... to help you get a better sense of the childbirth journey for you and your baby.

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There's so much to think about, so much to do,
but where to begin? Right here:

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