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relaxation

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?

Stressed? Beware the scale

You can't change your body's biological response to stressors, but you can change your behaviors.

Loosening up the timetable

Have your baby your way, without feeling rushed in labor and delivery.

Pregnant? Plan it like a duchess

The benefits of doulas, hypnotherapy and mindfulness are plain to see—even when you're royalty.

Top 5 delivery positions

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

Take 10 for mindfulness

You can reap the benefits in less time than it takes for a coffee break.

Just breathe

There's no question about it: Breathing techniques play a leading role on the labor stage.

Managing stress: recognize it, own it, ease it

Cope with everyday anxiety by finding relaxation strategies that work for you.

In labor? Have a ball

An exercise ball can bring all sorts of benefits to pregnancy—possibly even shortening your time in labor.

Moms, dads and doulas

Today's mom has all sorts of options for labor and delivery, but one thing that never changes is the need for strong support.

In labor, use BRAIN

This handy concept offers a great reference for moms as they weigh the risks and rewards of labor choices.

Take note of these stress-busting tips

Relax, breathe and feel your muscles melt with these top 5 strategies.

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