Find Information About:

Drugs & Supplements

Get information and reviews on prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and supplements. Search by name or medical condition.

Pill Identifier

Pill Identifier

Having trouble identifying your pills?

Enter the shape, color, or imprint of your prescription or OTC drug. Our pill identification tool will display pictures that you can compare to your pill.

Get Started

My Medicine

Save your medicine, check interactions, sign up for FDA alerts, create family profiles and more.

Get Started

WebMD Health Experts and Community

Talk to health experts and other people like you in WebMD's Communities. It's a safe forum where you can create or participate in support groups and discussions about health topics that interest you.

  • Second Opinion

    Second Opinion

    Read expert perspectives on popular health topics.

  • Community


    Connect with people like you, and get expert guidance on living a healthy life.

Got a health question? Get answers provided by leading organizations, doctors, and experts.

Get Answers

Sign up to receive WebMD's award-winning content delivered to your inbox.

Sign Up


All communities will be placed in read-only mode (you will be able to see and search for posts but not start or reply to discussions) as we conduct maintenance. We will make another announcement when posting is re-opened. Thank you for your continued support and patience, and if you have any further questions, please email

Yours in health,
WebMD Community Management

How to prepare
ButterflyBaby1107 posted:
I would like to try to have a natural birth. What should I do to prepare?
noelle1225 responded:
I'm a first timer, but I started by watching the documentary "the business of being born" and reading the book "your best birth" that goes along with it. Then I researched different birthing classes and techniques and settled on the hypnobabies home study course, which so far, I love:) The key is educating yourself so that you cannot be bullied into unwanted interventions and determining if you really do want a safe natural birth reguardless of the possible discomfort. It's all dependant upon what matters to you:) GL!
ButterflyBaby1107 replied to noelle1225's response:
Are you liking the hypnobabies? I was looking at that home study course also, but thought that it is alot of money to spend. Maybe I can try to find a discounted one on e-bay or something.
noelle1225 replied to ButterflyBaby1107's response:
So far I really do like it. I read that alot of women who had done hypnobirthing classes had supplemented by buying hbabies discs and if you look on ebay, the course sells for quite close to what they originally cost so I have just not written in mine and may keep it for my next birth then sell it after. they come out w new format every so often but the scripts are pretty much the same so even if you get the fifth edition on ebay it would still work, you just probably couldn't sell it for as much. I will say it takes at least six weeks to do the course and have time to practice and get the cues ingrained in your mind. Also its helpful to have a partner who is willing to read scripts for you and be involved and you need to listen to your CD's for about 30 min each day. If you can't put in the time, it just wouldn't help you.

there is also a certain amount of "acceptance" that goes into it. You have to accept that the techniques they teach you work and choose not to override them. You have to practice like you are supposed to. If you are the kind of person who might listen to the CD and think "This is such a crock. Of course I can still move when my "lightswitch" is off!" then you may be too literal minded to really benifit. The relaxation is key. It takes a certain suspension of reality, then the more you do it, the easier it becomes to feel yourself slip into hypnosis. And don't plan on listening to scripts in the car or you may fall asleep and wreck!
ButterflyBaby1107 replied to noelle1225's response:
I got the hypnobirth book and cd and have been studying it. I just found a used hypnobabies set on the classified ads for a discounted price--so hopefully I can get that this week and start using that. I am excited to try it
noelle1225 replied to ButterflyBaby1107's response:
I hope it works well for you:) I already use the techniques quite frequently to help with random pains or sleeping issues. Good luck:)
tadpole61311 responded:
dont do drugs. lol sorry i read it and that was seriously the first thing that poped in my head. have u decided between doc or midwife. or picked a birthing center? how bout looking into yoga or hypnobirthing for delivery?

Spotlight: Member Stories

I am a childbirth educator, doula, and apprentice midwife. I have 5 beautiful children that range in ages from 3 to 10. I have been married for 10 won...More

Helpful Tips

Be the first to post a Tip!

Helpful Resources

Be the first to post a Resource!

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.