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What are the most common misconceptions about labor?

Paula Greer
Midwifery Nursing

Many women hope for the kind of labor they see on TV -- short, sweet and easy. But giving birth typically takes hours, and often isn't so easy. Watch this video featuring nurse midwife Paula Greer to learn the truth about other common misconceptions about labor.

Linda S. Katz, MD
OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology)
A common misconception about labor and delivery has to do with the epidural. In this video, Linda Katz, MD, an OB/GYN at West Hills Hospital, describes the various points in labor where you can get an epidural, along with other birth myths.

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