Labor & Delivery

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Is Eating During Labor Safe?

That long-held stereotype of moms-to-be being limited to water and ice chips during childbirth? It could be a thing of the past. Turns out, eating during labor might not be…
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Labor Advice for New Dads

Congratulations! You’re about to be a new dad—and you’re swirling through intense emotions ranging from mind-boggling joy to anxiety to insane fear. That, and wondering what sort of role you’ll…
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Should You Hire a Doula?

Feeling comfortable and supported on delivery day can take a tremendous load off your mind. We’re talking about husbands, doctors, and nurses, of course—and also about doulas. A trained, non-medical…
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Delivery Tips for Dads

Chances are, your dad-to-be is more than nervous for the big day. Show these tips to your new daddy so he feel at ease with what to expect. 1) “Check…
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Secrets for a Smooth Birth

By Stacy Whitman Women love to tell their birth stories-chances are you’ve heard your share of them. And as your due date approaches, you may find yourself wondering (and worrying!)…
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The 411 On Preterm Labor

From the March of Dimes Preterm birth is any birth that occurs before the 37th week of pregnancy. It is the cause of many infant deaths and lingering infant illnesses…
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Creating a Birth Plan

By Stefanie Antunes New moms love to talk about their labor and delivery…and, of course, their babies. These anecdotes can be both helpful and harmful. Many pregnant women become panicked…
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