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What is the importance of prenatal care?

Prenatal care, many expectant mothers assume, is something that is centrally important to their pregnancy. We don't question the need to see a doctor or midwife throughout our pregnancies. But...

Can you walk around with an epidural in labor?

Epidural anesthesia is a very effective and extremely popular form of pain relief during labor and birth. Depending on where you live, more women might decide to give birth with...

Side effects of epidural anesthesia in labor

Perhaps you are pregnant and contemplating the use of epidural anesthesia in labor, but really want to learn more about the side effects before making the decision. Or maybe you...

Pain relief options during labor

What are the pain relief options during labor and birth? You may be surprised to learn that there are many more possibilities than epidural anesthesia alone. Let's take a look...

Trying to get pregnant after mirena

The mirena intrauterine system is a t-shaped plastic coil that also has a reservoir emitting the hormone levonorgestrel into the body. For many women, mirena is a convenient birth control...

Trying to get pregnant and fertility charting

Fertility charting, a method that relies on taking your temperature at a set time every day as well as following other cues your body gives, may sound like a difficult...

How to get pregnant quickly after depo

How to get pregnant after stopping the use of depo provera, the injectable birth control method, is a very common question. Women who have just stopped receiving injections and would...

Newborn checklist

Are you nearing the end of pregnancy, and looking forward to the birth of your baby? You are probably suffering from some new pregnancy signs, including the nesting instinct. But...

Expecting a baby right after giving birth

Recovering from childbirth and pregnancy, some say, takes about nine months. And being pregnant while having a small baby to care for can be hard. Yet, there are plenty of...