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4 Things Every Pregnant Woman Should Know

Napala Pratini | Posted 04.17.2014 | Parents
Napala Pratini

Pregnancy can be one of life's most exciting phases as you prepare to welcome a new family member, but it can also be one of the most stressful, especially as the details of your maternity coverage start to bog you down.

Four Words That Will Get Me Through Childbirth

Kate Fridkis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Kate Fridkis

I really want to focus on the baby. But birth is so damn distracting. It's just looming there, at the end of pregnancy, like this massive Mount Doom with Sauron's fiery eye flicking vigilantly back and forth above. I am definitely Frodo in my birth story, with the wide, terrified eyes.

Lisa Belkin

Have You Ever Had The Urge To Scrub The House With A Toothbrush?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lisa Belkin | Posted 09.19.2013 | Parents

A few days before my younger son was born I found myself, immensely pregnant, sitting on the family room floor and sorting my older son’s stuffed to...

New Research Raises Fresh Concerns About Bed Rest During Pregnancy

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 05.14.2013 | Parents

WASHINGTON -- New research is raising fresh concern that an age-old treatment for troubled pregnancies – bed rest – doesn't seem to preven...

Advice From A Pregnant Grandma To A Pregnant Princess

Judith Lederman | Posted 02.19.2013 | Fifty
Judith Lederman

My dear Princess: Congratulations on your wonderful news! Here is some pregnancy advice from me, currently pregnant with twins -- and this is advice you can trust -- because not only am I pregnant and already a mother of three, but I am grandmother to an adorable three year old, as well.

10 Things to Do When You Are Thinking About Getting Pregnant

Carolyn R. Givens, M.D | Posted 12.25.2012 | Women
Carolyn R. Givens, M.D

Here are ten things I recommend doing when you are thinking about getting pregnant.

Your Child's Good Mental Health Starts in the Womb

Brett Blumenthal | Posted 12.23.2012 | Parents
Brett Blumenthal

What can moms-to-be do to ensure the best mental health for their soon-to-be child?

Getting through the Exhaustion of Your First Trimester

Brett Blumenthal | Posted 11.28.2012 | Parents
Brett Blumenthal

If you are in your first trimester and the exhaustion feels all too consuming, try some of these coping strategies.

5 Weird Things That Happen to Your Body After Giving Birth (and When They'll Go Back to Normal)

The Stir | Posted 10.16.2012 | Parents
The Stir

I had my daughter a little over three months ago and weird stuff's still going on. Stuff all those people telling me, "Think you're tired now? Wait 'til the baby gets here!" forgot to fill me in on.

Pesticides and Pregnancy

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 06.10.2012 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

Should doctors recommend women avoid pesticides during pregnancy as they do cigarettes and alcohol? We think so.

Amanda M. Fairbanks

Bravo Star On Myths And Misconceptions About Pregnancy

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 12.09.2011 | Parents

NEW YORK -- Rosie Pope practices what she preaches. On Thursday morning, at Rosie Pope Maternity on Madison Avenue, Bravo's "Pregnant in Heels" st...

New Risk For Pregnant Women Considering C-Section

AP | By LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 10.29.2011 | Parents

WASHINGTON -- New advice for pregnant women: If you're getting a C-section, special inflating boots strapped on your legs may lower the risk of a bloo...

PBS's 'This Emotional Life:' Connecting With Baby Before Birth

Jessica Zucker, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jessica Zucker, Ph.D.

Research reveals that perinatal and postpartum mood disorders are often linked to striving for perfection. Here are some psychological meditations for cultivating a conscious pregnancy.