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Childbirth

Mom’s makeup could affect child’s weight

Pregnant and breastfeeding women should opt for paraben-free makeup and personal care products.

Miscarriage trauma could trigger PTSD

More than 1 in 4 women who experience pregnancy loss will experience post-traumatic stress disorder within weeks.

Patient Story

‘You need to stay happy’

For Hope Gonyon, a 9-year-old who has spina bifida, surgery gives a boost in independence.

Expecting? 10 tips to manage the merrymaking

Pregnancy adds a whole new dimension to hectic holiday schedules—but there are plenty of ways to keep life in check.

Patient Story

Double the love

Best friends have babies the same morning in the same hospital.

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.