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Poised for delivery

Counting down the months, weeks and then days until your due date is super exciting. But let’s be honest: It can also be scary. It’s natural to wonder what labor will be like and question if you have what it … Continue reading

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Gentle C-section

Dressed in a thin paper gown, you nervously look up at your partner, who squeezes your hand as your doula leads you through calming breaths. Your playlist switches over to a Katy Perry song and you think, Yes—bring it. I … Continue reading

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Feeding frenzy

There’s something ridiculously sweet about your partner racing around at midnight to find the exact Vienna sausages and frozen cola you’ve been craving. And there’s something ridiculously convenient about being able to blame your unhealthy hankerings on your bump. But … Continue reading

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Prenatal test prep

If you’re expecting, prepare to be the center of some major medical attention. There willbe lots of tests (more than you took in high school!), and you’ll clock serious face-time with your health care provider. But it doesn’t mean that … Continue reading

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In active pursuit of shuteye

Have you wondered why, oh why an exhausted baby-grower like yourself can’t catch a wink of sleep past 4 a.m.? Or maybe your whacked-out internal thermostat has hit a thousand degrees, making you feel like a hot mess with no … Continue reading

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Are you afraid of the … delivery room?

Your D-day is coming, and no matter how much you’re looking forward to meeting your baby, you can’t help but come a little unhinged thinking about labor. But don’t let stress get the best of you! Here’s the lowdown on … Continue reading

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Baby bunk

When you’re pregnant, nearly everyone who crosses your path will gladly tell you the best way to raise a baby. But following so-and-so’s suggestions isn’t necessarily what’s best for your wee one. We’ve waded through the most common baby-rearing beliefs … Continue reading

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On the double

Are you still in “twin shock” after receiving the news? Or did you have an inkling that you might have two peas in your pod? Either way, you’re definitely not alone. The number of women giving birth to twins, triplets … Continue reading

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Five pregnancy mistakes you don’t have to make

As any woman sporting a bump knows, there’s no end to the onslaught of pregnancy advice. But much of it doesn’t have a leg to stand on, and some can even be harmful to you and your baby. We’re here … Continue reading

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