• Bilirubin

    Bilirubin is a pigment in the blood, urine, and bile that results from the normal breakdown of hemoglobin in the red blood cells. High levels of bilirubin in a baby is called “jaundice.”

     
  • Birth defect

    A birth defect, also known as a congenital disorder, is a problem that happens while the baby is developing in the mother’s body. It may affect how the body looks, works or both. It can be found before birth, at birth, or anytime after birth. Birth defects can vary from mild to severe.

     
  • Bloody show

    Bloody show is a small amount of mucus and blood that is passed from the cervix.

     
  • Bradley method

    The Bradley method is a method of childbirth that believes that with adequate preparation and education along with help from a loving, supportive coach, most women can give birth naturally - without drugs or surgery.

     
  • Braxton-Hicks contractions

    Braxton Hicks contractions, also known as prodromal labor or practice contractions, or false labor, are sporadic uterine contractions that sometimes start around six weeks into a pregnancy. However, they are not usually felt until the second trimester or third trimester of pregnancy. Think of these as “practice” contractions (tightening of the uterus) that are common in the last weeks of pregnancy.

     
  • Breastfeeding

    Breastfeeding

    Breastfeeding is the feeding of an infant or young child with milk from a woman’s breast. Babies have a sucking reflex that enables them to suck and swallow milk.

     
  • Breech presentation

    Breech presentation

    Breech presentation is a fetal position in which the feet or buttocks of the baby are closest to the mother's cervix when labor begins.