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After Delivery

Learn more about what to expect after delivery while in the hospital and once you return home.

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Arriving at the Hospital

Learn about what to expect when you arrive and check in and find suggested items to bring to the hospital.

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Elective Induction

Find information and statistics about elective induction.

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Managing Pain

It is important to discuss your options with your healthcare provider to determine your preference about pain management prior to the onset of labor.

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Research and News

Intermountain Healthcare is at the forefront in researching new techniques and technologies in providing the best care possible for women & newborns.

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Signs and Symptoms of Labor

Learn about different signs and symptoms you might experience during your labor.

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Your Birth Experience at Intermountain

Learn more about what to expect during your birth experience at Intermountain.

Learn about Labor and Delivery

Delivery

What are possible labor complications? Although serious complications are rare during labor, some problems can develop during this time. Some of the more common complications include: Fetal meconium W...

Labor

What is labor? Labor is a series of continuous, progressive contractions of the uterus which help the cervix to open (dilate) and to thin (efface), allowing the fetus to move through the birth canal. ...

Labor and Delivery

After nine months of incredible growth and changes both in the mother and the fetus, labor (contractions of the uterus) may finally start, signaling the pending birth of the baby. Many women fear the ...

Assessments for Newborn Babies

Each newborn baby is carefully checked at birth for signs of problems or complications. A complete physical assessment will be done that includes every body system. Throughout the hospital stay, docto...

Learn about Women's Health

Fertility Options for Women with Ovarian Cancer

Most women who develop ovarian cancer are past childbearing age, but some women are not. If you have ovarian cancer and still wish to have children, be aware of the following: How treatment for ovaria...

What Do You Know About Having a Healthy Pregnancy?

What Do You Know About Having a Healthy Pregnancy? Pregnancy is an exciting and busy time for couples. You spend time wondering about your baby-to-be and making plenty of preparations to welcome the n...

Menopause

There are many different considerations a woman needs to take as she approaches menopause. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview. Introduction to Menopaus...

The Pregnant Mother

Even with all the joy and anticipation pregnancy can bring, it is not uncommon for a mother-to-be to have some questions and concerns -- questions not only about changes to expect throughout her pregn...

Pregnancy

A pregnancy is divided into three phases, called trimesters. Each trimester has its own significant milestones. Listed in the directory below, you will find additional information regarding the three ...

Breast Health

Breast development occurs in distinct stages throughout a woman's life, first before birth, and again at puberty and during the childbearing years. Changes also occur to the breasts during menstruatio...

Gynecological Concerns

Many gynecological conditions require clinical care by a physician or other health care professional. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview. Gynecological...

Infertility

What is infertility? Infertility is defined by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) as a disease of the reproductive system that impairs the body's ability to perform the basic functi...

Osteoporosis Index

Many factors involving osteoporosis require clinical care by a physician or other health care professional. Listed in the directory below are some of the factors, for which we have provided a brief ov...

Health Promotion and Prevention

At each stage of a woman's development and maturation, it is important to make healthy lifestyle choices and find ways to prevent problems. Getting regular healthcare examinations and learning to iden...

Pregnancy Overview

A pregnancy is divided into three phases, called trimesters. Each trimester has its own significant milestones. The first trimester is the most fragile period, during which all major organs and system...

Gynecological and Menstrual Conditions

Adolescence is a time of many changes. As girls grow into young women and become physically and sexually mature, they need additional care from health care providers (adolescent medicine physicians/nu...

Procedures and Equipment in the NICU

What equipment is used in the NICU? Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) are equipped with complex machines and monitoring devices designed for the unique needs of tiny babies. As a new parent, it ca...

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

The birth of a baby is a wonderful yet very complex process. Many physical and emotional changes occur for mother and baby. A baby must make many physical adjustments to life outside the mother's body...

Parenting in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Parenting in the NICU In most cases, you can be with your baby in the NICU at any time. The staff of the NICU will give you instructions on special hand-washing techniques before entering the area. So...