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What is a Doula? Doulas, or Labor Coaches and Assistants, Defined and Explained

Doulas, derived from a Greek term meaning "women who serve," typically assist women during pregnancy, labor, and the postpartum period with emotional, physical, and...
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Doula Support Recommended for Childbirth: Doulas, Delayed Admission and Upright Delivery Positions Beneficial

Gone are the days when you walk into a hospital for any medical procedure and simply trust that the medical team will do what...
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Say No to Labor Inductions: Reasons to Avoid Being Induced Before the Holidays

With the statistics of labor inductions quickly approaching 40%, we may find that an ever higher percentage of mothers are deciding to induce their...
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Iron Deficiency in Pregnancy

Why Iron is Important During Pregnancy Iron is an important mineral to promote health for anyone; it becomes even more important during pregnancy. It's contained...
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Pregnancy During the Second Trimester: What to Expect

What happens to the baby during the second trimester? Many changes happen with the baby during months four through six. The baby starts off around...
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What Causes an Epidural Headache?: Facts You Need to Know About Dural Punctures

How an Epidural is Administered The anesthesiologist will start the epidural procedure by cleaning off the mother's back with an antiseptic solution. Then the area...
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Walking Epidurals: Answers to Frequently-Asked Questions on this Popular Labor Drug

Walking epidurals have become all the rage when it comes to the most popular trends for childbirth today. One of the biggest complaints in...