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Epidurals—the upsides and downsides

It's often one of the most effective ways to manage pain during labor—but is it the best option for you?

New baby? Build safe sleep habits

Face-up sleeping and a toy-free crib—just two of many ways to shape the safest possible sleep environment for your new family member.

Bath time for new babies

There's no ironclad rule on when to bathe your newborn for the first time, but your little one might benefit if you wait at least half a day after delivery.

Loosening up the timetable

Have your baby your way, without feeling rushed in labor and delivery.

Counting on TENS

Labor pain relief comes in many forms, but the handy little TENS unit is a non-pharmacological approach with no known side effects.

The postpartum doula

A specialized doula can serve a critical role in the days and weeks after childbirth—an essential period in establishing long-term wellness for mom and baby.

New option for postpartum depression

The FDA has approved a new medication specifically for postpartum depression. The catch: It has some tight restrictions.

Relaxin—how much is too much?

Hormones play a formidable role all throughout pregnancy and childbirth. And sometimes it's a delicate balance.

Ready for the 5 P’s?

Try this fresh perspective on pregnancy and childbirth to help you prepare for labor and delivery.

When rest is best

You might feel like you want to sleep all the time during pregnancy. It's essential to know how and when to balance out your sleep life.

Pregnant? Plan it like a duchess

The benefits of doulas, hypnotherapy and mindfulness are plain to see—even when you're royalty.

Don’t let King Louis dictate your delivery

History tells us that some labor and delivery practices arose from whimsy—which means you should often do what feels natural and comfortable to you.

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