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labor and delivery

The richest moment

That magical hour after a baby is born is called the golden hour—and for good reasons.

That feel-good ingredient

Alongside its central role in the biomechanics of labor and delivery, oxytocin helps strengthen the mother-baby bond.

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.

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.

Patient Story

‘It is such a joy’

Nurse midwives focus on empowering women through pregnancy and childbirth.

Patient Story

Bed rest and baby love, times three

From joy and sorrow, from love and loss comes the long-awaited addition of healthy triplets.

Patient Story

Now that’s an EXIT

Genesis Boss came into the world in a very rare procedure, which allowed doctors to open her blocked airway before birth.

Patient Story

Hello, beautiful

The top 10 list of baby names includes lots of favorites from last year, and a couple of new additions.

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