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Childbirth

Patient Story

‘I would never go anywhere else’

A distance of 150 miles couldn't separate one expectant mom from regular appointments with the midwife who guided her through four pregnancies.

Don’t let King Louis dictate your delivery

History tells us that some labor and delivery practices arose from whimsy—which means you should often do what feels natural and comfortable to you.

Patient Story

‘Full of beauty’

It took a team of specialists to deliver Willow safely. At 4 days, she underwent surgery. Through everything, her parents see God’s blessings.

Top 5 delivery positions

Most women give birth lying on their back, but that doesn’t mean you have to do the same.

Eating for two this holiday season?

Stay hydrated and keep protein and carbs top of mind.

Patient Story

‘A piece of comfort’

A third-time mother trusts her care team when things get scary in the delivery room.

Patient Story

‘Nothing short of a miracle’

Medical teams from two hospitals work through the night to save the lives of a mother and her newborn child.

Patient Story

‘I just love what I do’

A longtime OB-GYN has built a legacy that spans generations for families in West Michigan and beyond.

Patient Story

‘It’s a mystery’

Little Kaleb Rietema is full of surprises. It began on day 1, when he defied the best-laid plans for his birth.

Top tips for labor prep

Exercise, affirmations and other smart approaches can get you ready—and excited—for baby's delivery day.

The midwife model

Certified nurse midwives can add a whole new dimension of care and quality to your birth plan.

Expecting? Get the flu shot  

Flu season is upon us. Now is the time to protect yourself and your loved ones—and the little one on the way.