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Do Epidurals Increase the Chance of Cesarean?

Studies Show More Epidurals in Hospitals May Not Lead to More Cesareans A recent study in Italy looked at the epidural rate over a three...
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Conditions Related to Itching During Pregnancy: Some Itching May be Normal but Only a...

Many women become overly concerned about itching and worry that there is something more serious happening. Fortunately, with today's early prenatal care and access...
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Giving Birth Naturally – What are the Chances?

Pregnant mothers who are planning to give birth naturally today are in the minority. Since so many expectant mothers are choosing otherwise, it is...
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Epidural Anesthesia Side Effects: Possible Complications From Medicated Epidural Injections

An epidural is a form of medication used to help aid women in labor. Medication is injected directly into the spinal canal. Women who...
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Stevia and Pregnancy

Stevia is a becoming more popular these days as an alternative to traditional artificial sweeteners such as NutraSweet and Splenda. Given that research has...
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Natural Contraception Technique: What is it?

Natural Contraception Technique: What is it? A natural contraceptive occurs when a man takes his penis out of the vagina prior to ejaculation in...
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Early Pregnancy Signs: Two Weeks Before Your Missed Period

Whether you’re terrified or excited at the thought, “Am I pregnant?” is a potentially life-changing question for anyone to have to ask themselves. And...
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Plan B Adverse Events and Potential Dangers: Side Effects of the Morning After Pill

On April 22,2014 the FDA announced that the government will not appeal a decision by a federal court to allow Duramed Research to make...
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Defining Natural Childbirth: Moving Toward a New Way of Identifying Birth as Normal

When you hear the term "natural childbirth", what comes to mind? Does you think of a mother having a vaginal birth as opposed to...

Dangers of Gestational Diabetes: High Blood Sugar During Pregnancy Can Harm Both Mother and...

Elevated blood glucose during pregnancy can increase a woman's risk of developing Type II diabetes in the future. It also increases risks for her...