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6 Myths about Pregnancy Revealed

Six common pregnancy myths are:  Cravings and gender. If you have a serious sweet tooth during your pregnancy, you are having a girl. If...
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A Healthy Pregnancy Diet: Good Sources of Protein, Iron, and Healthy Fats for Pregnant...

A pescetarian diet (also called a fish-eating vegetarian diet), consisting of a combination of fish and seafood, fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and optionally dairy...
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Alpha Fetoprotein – The Triple Test in Pregnancy

Alpha Fetoprotein Tests Protein and Hormones in the Mother's Blood If you decide to have the AFP test, a vial of blood will be drawn...
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Are Tanning Beds Safe During Pregnancy?

The Risks of Tanning Beds For an Unborn Baby According to the American Pregnancy Association, no research shows that there is a link between tanning...
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Baby’s Cord Blood: How to Decide What to do With a Baby’s Cord Blood

Do Nothing with the Cord Blood Parents can always opt to do nothing with their baby's cord blood. The benefits to this decision are that...
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Changing Routine Practices in Obstetrics: Encouraging Your Place of Birth and Provider to Follow...

There is often a lag in applying new research to actual practice in the field of obstetrics. It is time for parent-consumers to expect...
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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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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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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...
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Epidural Anesthesia for Childbirth: The Hidden Impact of Epidural Pain Relief on Mothers and...

Historically, drugs administered via a catheter into the epidural space around the dura, which covers the spinal cord, have been cocaine derivatives which numb...