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Childbirth

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?

How should I handle and store breast milk?

If you're pumping milk—as many moms do—it's important to know what to expect.

Patient Story

‘Your whole life flashes before you…’

Megan Keller battled breast cancer with a child in her womb. These days, both are happy and healthy.

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.

When pregnancy takes its toll

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

Patient Story

‘It is such a joy’

Nurse midwives focus on empowering women through pregnancy and childbirth.

Postpartum ponderings

New guidelines recommend an OB/GYN visit within three weeks of delivery—with other visits as needed for three months.