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How does Anorexia Affect Pregnancy?: Physical Implications of Eating Disorders

A wide variety of different factors and complications may be associated with those who have a history of or who may currently be suffering...
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Home Birth Safety: Which Birth Location is Safer? Home or Hospital?

 For many years, childbirth advocates, medical providers and parents have argued over whether or not home births are safe. In some places, legislation dictates...
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How to Recognize the Signs of a Miscarriage

Signs and Symptoms of a Miscarriage The two most common signs of a miscarriage are bleeding and pain or cramping, according to WebMD. The thing...
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Prayers for Pregnancy: Prayer for Morning Sickness, Blessing a Baby Shower, and More

Pregnancy is a time of excitement and expectation. Nine months of waiting, preparing, and hoping for a new life to enter the world.The following...
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Dealing With the Last Trimester of Pregnancy: Discomfort Close to Due Date

Healthy Habits for Late Pregnancy Barring any medical conditions that make it dangerous, getting regular exercise during pregnancy can improve self image, ease stress and...
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Dangers of Rare Meat During Pregnancy: Undercooked Meat Can Lead to Serious Illness

Most pregnant women do a lot of research on what to eat during pregnancy. But it's just as important to research what not to...
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Eating and Drinking During Labor is Helpful: New Research Shows Food and Fluids Can...

For many years, women have been treated as "pre-surgical" patients during labor and were not given anything by mouth (otherwise known as NPO) except...
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Breathing Exercises for Labor: Why Using Breathing Patterns Can Help During Childbirth

Since the earliest beginnings of childbirth education, educators have emphasized using breathing exercises as a complement to relaxation during labor. Here are even more...
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Birth Options for New Mothers: Child Birth Education and Birthing Options

From the moment a woman sees a positive pregnancy test, her life changes forever. Parenthood is one of the greatest adventures anyone can go...
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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...