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Siblings at the Baby’s Birth?
By Susan Bartell
Should your children attend your baby’s birth? Of course people will have very different reactions to this idea.

Three Strategies to Prevent Pre-Term Contractions
By Patricia Newton
What began as a typical day with their due date far off in the distance ends with tremendous fear for the safety of their baby.

Pregnancy Tips for the Professional Woman
By Meagan Francis
Varicose veins, fatigue, back and neck pain and other common discomforts of pregnancy are difficult enough to ward off under the best of circumstances. They can be worsened by the characteristic conditions of an office job.

You Want to Eat What?!?
Pregnancy Cravings Gone Too Far
By Meagan Francis
When Kari (not her real name) found herself drawn to her laundry soap near the end of her second pregnancy, she didn't think much of it. After her baby was born, her soap's mysterious allure disappeared.

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Am I? Or Am I Not?
By Meagan Francis
Pregnant? Or not? You’re nauseous, fatigued and plagued by strange dreams. Or maybe you are experiencing strange cravings or food aversions. Your period might be late, spotty or seem completely absent. So you must be pregnant, right? Not necessarily.

What You Can Do to Ease Morning Sickness
By Jessica Hudson
We've all heard the saltines and ginger ale fix, but many of us have some downright severe morning sickness. What causes it, how can it be stopped and when is it bad enough to worry?

Labor Support: More Than Huff-Puff-Blowww
By Janelle Durham
Explanation of who provides support during labor and birth and tips for supporters.

Five Simple Ways to Include Your Partner in Your Pregnancy
By Patricia Newton
It’s no secret that pregnancy can wreck havoc to the emotional and physical well-being of any confident, healthy woman. But what about your partner?

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Can You Color Your Hair While You’re Pregnant?
By Meagan Francis
You’re three months pregnant, and you haven’t been to the salon since you saw the double pink line. You have two-inch dark roots and you are desperate to freshen up your look. But is it safe to color your hair while pregnant? 05/01/04

Nine Homeopathic Months: Pregnancy

By Susy Parker Goins
With the changes your body will go through over the next several months, homeopathy is a gentle and effective means of supporting a healthy pregnancy. Herbal and nutritional protocols may be used, in addition. 05/01/04

Things You Can Do to Avoid an Unnecessary Cesarean
International Cesarean Awareness Network
The Public Citizen Health Research Group in Washington, D.C., has estimated that half of the nearly 1 million cesareans performed every year is medically unnecessary. 05/01/04

Five great labor positions
By Patricia Newton

Although you might want to crawl into bed and not get up until it’s all over, staying in bed is one of the worst things you can do. 05/01/04

Useful Tips for Sleep and Pregnancy
By Marian Thompson

It is not uncommon to grapple with sleep restlessness during pregnancy. There could be many reasons for these sleep disturbances. 05/01/04

Off-Label Use of Cytotec:
Drawbacks to Popular Labor-Inducing Drug

By Christine Climer
The rate of labor induction has reached an all-time high in the United States, with estimates climbing as high as 33.7 percent of all pregnancies. 04/01/04

So you want to try natural family planning
By Tricia Ballad
So you’re ready to try natural family planning … Where do you go from here? It all depends on your style. There are small group classes, self-study courses or you could just hit the local bookstore’s health and wellness section. 04/01/04

Question: What levels of calcium and magnesium do you recommend for pregnant moms? Andrea Candee responds

Herbal Allies for Pregnant Women
By Susun Weed
Pregnancy is a special time, one that brings joys and pains. Many minor but distressing health complaints can accompany pregnancy.... 04/01/04

Caring for Your Baby’s Umbilical Cord
By Elizabeth Pantley

The most common method for cleaning the umbilical cord stump is using rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball, gauze pad or cotton swab. A newer recommendation is to clean with clear water, which may work as well or even better. 04/01/04

Herbal Allies for Pregnancy Problems
By Susun Weed
What can you do to avoid all of the problems with pregnancy?


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