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Childbirth

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?

Study: Twins are becoming rarer

After a decades-long rise, twin births are now in decline.

What to know before a C-section

For moms-to-be, it's essential to know what's in store.

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.

Pregnant moms gain benefits from exercise

Study: Mamas-to-be who commit to strength training enjoy more energy and experience less fatigue.

Gallstones—the post-pregnancy affliction

For some women, this painful condition arises within a few months of giving birth. Food choices and water intake are your best lines of defense.

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.

Patient Story

A Mayan connection

A new mom finds comfort when her nurse reveals they both speak a rare indigenous Mayan language.

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.

Patient Story

Surviving the unsurvivable

Born with her liver and other organs outside her body, Karlee endured more than a dozen lifesaving surgeries. Today, she’s a vibrant 7-year-old.

New option for postpartum depression

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

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