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delivery

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.

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.

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.

Postpartum ponderings

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

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.

Ready, set … action!

If you want to learn the truth about birth, labor and sudden delivery, you'll need to look beyond pop culture.

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.