Stretch Marks: Make them disappear with three daily steps

Stretch Marks: Make them disappear with three daily steps

If you’ve ever been pregnant, you may have heard horror stories about the impending doom of stretch marks. They are our battle wounds after giving birth. Some mothers wear them as a badge of honor . . .

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Babymoon: Why Parents Need a Vacation Before Baby Arrives

Babymoon: Why Parents Need a Vacation Before Baby Arrives

Having a baby brings a new set of demands on time and energy that can create stress in a marriage. Along with traditional childbirth preparations, some parents-to-be take a babymoon — one last get . . .

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How Do You Know When Your Family is Complete?

How Do You Know When Your Family is Complete?

How do you know when you’re “done” having children?Within weeks after having my first baby, it seemed as though everyone (friends, co-workers, random shoppers at the mall) wanted to know when . . .

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What You Need To Know About Strep B and Pregnancy

What You Need To Know About Strep B and Pregnancy

“You’ve tested positive for Group B strep,” my obstetrician told me over the phone. I considered my first pregnancy to be mostly free of the usual problems and complaints that plague ot . . .

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Struggling to Get Pregnant the Second Time Around?

Struggling to Get Pregnant the Second Time Around?

Secondary infertility—the inability to conceive after 6-12 months of frequent, unprotected intercourse by a couple who already have a child—accounts for half of all infertility cases in the Unit . . .

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Bumps in Pumps: A Fashion Faux Pass

Bumps in Pumps: A Fashion Faux Pass

Sky-high heels aren’t the first thing we usually think of when it comes to maternity attire, but in Hollywood, celebrities are choosing fashion over comfort—and perhaps even safety—so that the . . .

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10 Questions You Must Ask Your Doula

10 Questions You Must Ask Your Doula

So, you’re sold on hiring a doula. You’ve done your research and you know that studies show doulas reduce time spent in labor and the need for pain medication and complications. Doulas cut the r . . .

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Second Baby Showers

Second Baby Showers

Know a mom (or dad) expecting a second, third or fourth baby? Maybe they already have all the major baby gear, but it’s still fun to throw a unique party to celebrate the impending arrival. Lavis . . .

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How To Enjoy Being Put on Bed Rest

How To Enjoy Being Put on Bed Rest

Every year, 1 million U.S. women with high-risk pregnancies are placed on bed rest to protect their developing babies. Despite that, every year, about 500,000 newborns—one of every eight—arrive . . .

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5 Tech Essentials for New Parents

5 Tech Essentials for New Parents

Beyond Baby Monitors: 5 Tech Essentials for New Parents My twin daughters knew the sound of my camera snapping before they recognized my husband’s voice. At one week old, they would look toward t . . .

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