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Top 10 Labor & Delivery Fears (And If They're Worth the Worry)

Hey, nobody ever said giving birth was easy. And with so many different possible scenarios that could take place, chances are you'll be in for a few …

Funny Things To Do Before Giving Birth

Raising a child is one of life’s most rewarding experiences, and many women often spend their pregnancies preparing for birth and their child’s …

Thinking About Pregnancy Like an Economist

How it became clear that I needed to sort through the valuable, and useless, information — on alcohol, prenatal testing, deli meats — for myself.<p>In the fall of 2009 my husband, Jesse, and I decided to have a baby. We were both economics professors at the University of Chicago. We'd been together …

11 Things Every Mother-To-Be Should Not Miss

The first few weeks after you bring your baby home will be one of the most stressful and wonderful times of your whole life. I went into it feeling …

13 pregnancy milestones they DON'T tell you about in the baby books

Pregnancy is a series of milestones - the first time you see your baby on a scan, the first time you feel your baby move inside you ...<p>BUT there are …

6 Common Misconceptions About Being Pregnant

Everyone seems to have some advice on being pregnant, so it can be tough to tell what's truth and what's myth. Here are a few common misconceptions …

Birth control: What is the best option?

With so many choices when it comes to birth control, how do you decide which method is best? In this article, we will cover the most common forms of …

The Facts About Vaginal Birth After Caesarean

The great myths about VBACs, busted.<p>In my ob-gyn practice I am often surprised by what women have been told about their bodies. Among patients of …

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