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How to Make Childbirth (Slightly) Less Terrifying

When I was pregnant with my son nine years ago, I remember being a little nervous about the process of actually giving birth. Hahahahaha, just kidding, I was petrified. While all the other pregnant women from my “new moms group” were gushing about the “natural, med-free birth” they dreamt of, I was like, “Holy hell,…Read […]

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Try These Sports Psychology Techniques to Get Through Childbirth

I once ran a marathon and gave birth to a baby in the same year, and found them to be, mentally, very similar events. In both cases it doesn’t hurt too much in the beginning, but you know you have to save your strength. You will hit a point where you feel your body can […]

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Why You Need a ‘Postpartum Party’ More Than a Baby Shower

I get why people have baby showers. If you’re the pregnant one, you’re glowing (it could be the excessive sweat from all those raging hormones, but your guests won’t know the difference). Your hair has never looked better. You are filled with hope and wonder about the person growing inside you—Will he look like me?…Read […]

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Here’s The Truth About Eating Placenta

I’m not going to tell you what to do with your baby’s placenta after birth. If the doctor lets you have it, and you would like to encapsulate it, sauté it, or even ink it to make placenta prints, that is your decision to make. But you should at least know whether scientists have found […]

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Should You Get an Epidural? 

Having a baby is an inherently painful proposition. The birth process is punctuated with a series of decisions made around minimizing risks and coping with the pain, which is unpredictable in both intensity and duration. An epidural can help with pain, but how does that change the risks that you and your baby face?Read more… […]

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The Best Cord Blood Banking Services Are Free

Google “cord blood,” as I did when writing this article, and you’ll find services falling all over themselves to beg you for your child’s umbilical cord blood and, oh, just a few thousand dollars. In a updated policy statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics says: don’t listen to those guys. There’s a better…Read more… Continue […]

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Hold Up, There’s No New Study About Epidurals and Total Length of Labor

Do epidurals prolong labor? Read the headlines this week and you’d think we finally answered that question once and for all—with epidurals turning out to have no effect. But the study actually asked what happens if you already have an epidural, and turn it off as you’re pushing out the baby.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Maybe Don’t Put These Things in Your Face

It’s time to do another reality check on the latest health news. This week people are telling us to snort cocoa powder but not to eat our own personal organ meats. Does their advice check out? Let’s dig in.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Maybe Don’t Put These Things in Your Face

It’s time to do another reality check on the latest health news. This week people are telling us to snort cocoa powder but not to eat our own personal organ meats. Does their advice check out? Let’s dig in.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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