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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.

When pregnancy takes its toll

Hip and pelvic pain can sometimes be triggered by the pregnancy-induced hormone relaxin.

Pregnancy’s itchy palms, itchy feet

A little-known condition during pregnancy comes with some telltale signs.

Ready, set … action! The sequel

Don't let pop culture fool you into thinking labor and delivery are harder—or easier—than they really are.

More than just an itch

If you're battling a particularly brutal bout of itching, you may want to undergo testing for cholestasis of pregnancy.

Expecting? Know your good fats, bad fats

Avocados, nuts, fish and healthy oils ought to have a firm spot in your diet while that little person grows inside you.

Protein: Power for pregnancy

Research suggests improved fetal growth rates result from moms with higher-protein diets.

Expecting? Don’t skimp on healthy carbs

And don't be afraid of weight gain, especially from unprocessed foods.

Your new baby’s Valentine’s test

February is a great month to remember—every new baby should undergo a heart check before heading home.

Change your baby’s DNA

All it takes is a hug and a cuddle to set your little one on the right path.

The family-friendly C-section

A cesarean section shouldn't keep mom from getting immediate skin-to-skin time with her little one.

New baby, new traditions

If you've got a little one on the way, the holidays are the perfect time to think about creating new traditions—and reintroducing old ones.