You’re Not Alone: Dealing with Postpartum Depression

Everybody’s heard of it, and most new mothers dread it. Postpartum depression. What signs should you look for, and what do you do if it happens to you? If you’re initially feeling a little bummed out after you get home from the hospital, don’t worry you’re probably just experiencing “The Baby Blues.” Almost every new…

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Breast or Bottle? What You Need to Know about Feeding Your Newborn Baby

Congratulations on your precious newborn bundle! The time has come for you and your partner to embark on all the joys and trials of parenthood. You’ll soon be faced with all sorts of decisions, and one of the first decisions you must make as a new mother is will you breastfeed or bottle-feed your baby?…

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Preemptive Analgesia: The Secret Powers of Pain Relief

Most people aren’t familiar with the term “preemptive analgesia.” Basically it’s a fancy medical way of saying one thing pain is learned. It’s a startling concept. We assume that pain is pain, and that it has nothing to do with preconditioning. And it’s true that some of the pain you feel is genuine. But sometimes…

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Your Labor Day List: Preparing Yourself for D-Day

Preparing yourself for D-Day is no easy matter. And that’s without a complex military maneuver – D stands for Delivery here. Going into labor can be scary. But if you know what to expect, giving birth will go a lot more smoothly. On the day you deliver your baby, there will be a lot to…

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Your Right to Rights: The Truth about the Doctor-Patient Dynamic

Here’s something that many people in the medical establishment don’t want you to know you have rights as a patient. That’s right – you’ve got rights. You can refuse care by any individual, and you can also refuse their treatment or recommendations. You can even ask to be released from a hospital’s supervision. This is…

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Who is that Masked Man? Meeting the Primary Players

If you choose to give birth in a hospital, you’re likely to witness a large number of people parading in and out of the delivery room. Who are all of these masked men and women? Educating yourself about the names and roles of the primary players will help you feel more at-ease on delivery day.…

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There’s No Place like Home: The Truth about Home Deliveries

When thinking about where to deliver, many women immediately pick a hospital and never think twice about it. But the truth is, a number of expectant mothers are choosing not to have their childbirth in a hospital and opting instead on giving birth at home. A lot of people may raise their eyebrows at the…

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The Hospital Myth Debunked: What You Should Know about Delivering your Baby in a Hospital

When it comes time to decide where you want to give birth, the hospital may be your first inclination. After all, almost 99 percent of pregnant women opt to deliver their child in a hospital instead of at home. There are definite advantages to being in a hospital. For one thing, you’ll have an entire…

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Thinking Outside the Box: Alternative Methods of Pain Relief

Many pregnant women are wary of drugs when it comes time to give birth, choosing instead to remain totally awake and cognizant during every stage of their delivery. But this doesn’t mean they want to feel pain – they just want a more natural way to deal with it. If this describes you, you’ll be…

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Cleaning House the Safe Way: Household Toxins and Pregnancy

Here’s some shocking news there are over 4 million different types of chemicals commonly used in homes across the United States. Many of these have been shown to have adverse effects on pregnant women and their unborn babies. For example, a British study recently found that pregnant women who used household cleaners were twice as…

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