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Should I hire a birth doula?

Ellen O'Malley Kato, FNP

Women who use doulas report fewer cesarean sections, reduced need for pain relief, and greater satisfaction when they reflect back on their birth experience....

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8 Ways to Pamper Yourself After Giving Birth

Bernadette Donovan, ANP

The first few weeks of motherhood are a roller coaster—beautiful one moment and frustrating the next. You may feel emotionally fried from lack of...

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7 Tips for a Natural Birth

Bernadette Donovan, ANP

While most women in the US use some form of pain relief during labor like an epidural, a growing number are choosing to skip pain medication if they’re...

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Does Hypnobirthing Work?

Stephanie Long, MD

Classes like HypnoBirthing and HypnoBabies promise an alternative to relieving labor pain, teaching women to use hypnotic techniques to make the experience...

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Your Options for Pain Relief in Childbirth

Jesahel Alarcon, NP-C

Today, women have more options for reducing pain during labor and delivery than ever before. But there’s a lot of debate over which methods are best....

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How to Develop a Birth Plan

Bernadette Donovan, ANP

A birth plan is a written list of what you want during labor, delivery, and the immediate postpartum period. One of the primary benefits of writing a birth...

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Pregnant with Herpes? Know Your Risks

Stephanie Long, MD

In the US, one in four women is estimated to have genital herpes. If you’re pregnant and are one of them, let your provider know. Passing the virus...

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Our Favorite Books on Childbirth

Kathleen Reutter, RN

As labor approaches, you’ll probably have many questions. Arm yourself with a deeper understanding of the birth process — as well as important...

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