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newborn

That feel-good ingredient

Alongside its central role in the biomechanics of labor and delivery, oxytocin helps strengthen the mother-baby bond.

Don’t let King Louis dictate your delivery

History tells us that some labor and delivery practices arose from whimsy—which means you should often do what feels natural and comfortable to you.

Top 5 delivery positions

Most women give birth lying on their back, but that doesn’t mean you have to do the same.

Eating for two this holiday season?

Stay hydrated and keep protein and carbs top of mind.

6 positions for labor

Gravity and birth balls go a long way in shortening a tough process.

The midwife model

Certified nurse midwives can add a whole new dimension of care and quality to your birth plan.

Baby blues—or something worse?

Anxiety and depression can afflict pregnant moms and new moms alike. Know what to watch for and when to get help.

U.S. birth rate drops

Trend is seen in industrialized countries around the world.

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?

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