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childbirth world

Eating for two this holiday season?

Stay hydrated and keep protein and carbs top of mind.

6 positions for labor

Gravity and birth balls go a long way in shortening a tough process.

Top tips for labor prep

Exercise, affirmations and other smart approaches can get you ready—and excited—for baby's delivery day.

The midwife model

Certified nurse midwives can add a whole new dimension of care and quality to your birth plan.

Baby blues—or something worse?

Anxiety and depression can afflict pregnant moms and new moms alike. Know what to watch for and when to get help.

Just breathe

There's no question about it: Breathing techniques play a leading role on the labor stage.

Miracles of life, marvels of technology

Much about pregnancy and childbirth is the same today as it was generations ago—but there are plenty of tech gadgets to keep things interesting.

Probiotics for babies?

Recognizing that good bacteria promotes good health, food makers are creating more products that contain probiotics and prebiotics.

The curative chorus

Some moms find music leads to less pain and more serenity during pregnancy and childbirth. Should you add tunes to your birth plan?

Smart steps to reduce SIDS

Breastfeeding isn't just about nutrition and brain development—it may even play a role in developing safe sleep habits.

Rise of the techie toddler

You might be tempted to give your little one unfettered access to electronics—but pediatricians say that would be a mistake.

Preeclampsia? Be proactive

Your obstetrician will keep a close eye on your blood pressure during your pregnancy—but there are other signs you can watch for on your own.