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Herbs and Oils to Avoid in Pregnancy: Abortifacient, Uterine Stimulants and Dangerous Plants for...

Many plants, particularly herbs, are well known for their medicinal properties and have been used to heal a number of health problems throughout history;...
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Top Questions to ask about Your Place of Birth: What Every Mother Needs to...

As you begin preparations for your own labor and birth, you might be looking for some questions to ask when you take a tour...
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Labor After You Have Had a Cesarean: More Success for VBAC When Childbirth Start...

If you have already had a cesarean, you have two choices with your next pregnancy. You can schedule a cesarean or wait for spontaneous...
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Overcoming Sleep Problems during Pregnancy: Getting a Good Night’s Sleep in the Third Trimester...

A common complaint among pregnant women, particularly those in their third trimester, is the inability to fall (and stay) asleep at night. Many factors...
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Overcoming the Woes of Miscarriage

The Stages of Grief After Miscarriage To lose the child midway in pregnancy is utterly painful and shocking. One experiences a host of emotions, often...
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Choosing Your Birth Attendant and Location: Midwives, OBs, Doulas, Birth Centers, Homebirth & Hospitals

Depending on where you are live in the country, rules for providers and facilities vary greatly. Nationwide, choices for providers include Obstetricians (OB), Certified...
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Unassisted Childbirth: A Spiritual Experience

Birth as a Spiritual Experience Women who choose to give birth unassisted often see birth as a profoundly spiritual experience. Laura Shanley, who freebirthed all...