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Speak Up to Reduce Childbirth Complications for Black Women
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Speak Up to Reduce Childbirth Complications for Black Women

Being black and pregnant raises the risk of maternal death significantly.

Once a C-Section, Always a C-Section? Not So!
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Once a C-Section, Always a C-Section? Not So!

There’s more than one way to give birth, however you’ve done it before!

A Midwife Might Be Right for You
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A Midwife Might Be Right for You

What do you know about this life-long health partner?

Cutting the Cord — Literally
No Place Like Home – Even for Birth?
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No Place Like Home – Even for Birth?

The pros and cons of welcoming your newborn at home.

When to Worry About Uterine Fibroids
Your Funny-Looking Bundle of Joy
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Your Funny-Looking Bundle of Joy

Why your newborn may not have a picture-perfect debut.

Your Baby’s First Hours: Let the Testing Begin!
When Waiting for Baby Isn’t Safe: Inducing Labor
What You Need to Know About Circumcision
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What You Need to Know About Circumcision

Circumcision is a personal choice rooted in social, cultural and religious beliefs.

What Every Mom of a Preemie Should Know
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What Every Mom of a Preemie Should Know

An earlier-than-expected baby…is not what you were expecting.

The Who-Where-How: Making Choices for Your Baby’s Birth
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The Who-Where-How: Making Choices for Your Baby’s Birth

It’s decision time! What are the best choices for your labor and delivery?

The ABCs of Cesarean Sections
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The ABCs of Cesarean Sections

Why surgery could be the safest option

Surviving Bed Rest Without Losing Your Sanity
Prenatal CareLabor and DeliveryBaby on the Way

Surviving Bed Rest Without Losing Your Sanity

Find out how to survive — and thrive — while on bed rest.

Skin-to-Skin Contact: Bond With Your Newborn
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Skin-to-Skin Contact: Bond With Your Newborn

Both you and your baby win when you hold your newborn skin to skin.

Second Stage of Labor: Baby On the Move
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Second Stage of Labor: Baby On the Move

The real work begins as you push your baby out.

Ready for Multiples? Consider the Risks
InfertilityLabor and DeliveryGetting Pregnant

Ready for Multiples? Consider the Risks

With the promise of infertility treatments comes the increased chance of multiple births and the risks they pose

Oh Baby, What Have You Done to Mom’s Body?
Diet & NutritionBreastfeedingLabor and DeliveryBaby on the WayBaby Care

Oh Baby, What Have You Done to Mom’s Body?

These good-for-you steps can help your post-baby body get back to normal.

Need a Healthy Dose of Labor Pain Relief?
Natural Childbirth: a Drug-Free Delivery
Learn Before Labor: Top 5 Questions on Episiotomies
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Learn Before Labor: Top 5 Questions on Episiotomies

Answers about cuts, tears and what happens “down there” during labor.

Hospital Bag Must-Haves for You and Baby
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Hospital Bag Must-Haves for You and Baby

Here’s a prepack checklist for your upcoming delivery

Healthy Pregnancy With Diabetes: You Can Do It!
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Healthy Pregnancy With Diabetes: You Can Do It!

The keys are planning, a great health care team, and good blood glucose control – months before you’re pregnant.

Get Ready, Baby. It’s the First Stage of Labor
Birth Plan Basics
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Birth Plan Basics

Get started with these tips

5 Signs That You’re Really in Labor
10 Weird and Wacky Things That Happen to Your Pregnant Body
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10 Weird and Wacky Things That Happen to Your Pregnant Body

Exactly what is that baby doing to your body? Learn how pregnancy changes your body and what steps you can take to feel better.

"Testing 1-2-3": Common Prenatal Tests for Your Baby’s Health
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