Introduction to Birth and Delivery

What you’ll learn to do: describe approaches to childbirth and the labor and delivery process

A mother lying in a hospital bed looking at her newborn baby

What comes to your mind when you think about a woman giving birth? Some may describe it as beautiful, a miracle, and a rite of passage. Others may think of pain, fear, and discomfort. Labor and delivery are not easy feats. It is called labor after all because it is a lot of work! In this section, you’ll learn more about the various approaches to childbirth as well as the actual process.