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Should You Take Supplements During Pregnancy? Midwife's Advice On What Vitamins Women Should Have

Keeping a balanced diet during pregnancy is important, but have you been advised what supplements you should take?<p>Midwife Jenny Haddon explained how …

Flu vaccination in pregnancy protects both mothers and babies say doctors and midwives

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) have joined forces to encourage more pregnant …

10 Ways to a Low-Intervention Birth – toLabor – Medium

<b>10 Ways to a Low-Intervention Birth</b><p><b>1.</b> <b>Hire a Doula</b><p>A doula is a trained professional who understands the physiology of birth, will help to educate you …

Scans In Pregnancy: Midwife Reveals Everything You Need To Know About Ultrasounds

The first ultrasound scan of your pregnancy will be an incredibly special moment.<p>It's the first time you'll be able to see the baby growing inside …

Why ARE the 'Musketeer Midwives' blamed for my Joshua's death still delivering babies today?

It was a story that shocked the nation when, in 2011, The Mail on Sunday revealed how police were investigating the deaths of babies at an NHS …

Pregnancy

Basics of babies: Should pregnant women smoke marijuana?

DENVER - The holidays are about celebrating with family and friends. For some Coloradans, that includes food, drinks and even marijuana.<p>Our partners …

How Much Weight Should You Really Gain During Pregnancy?

Kim Kardashian-West recently revealed on Twitter that she’s put on 52 pounds during her pregnancy—and still has 6 weeks to go until her due date. As …

Gestational diabetes can be heartbreaking for a food lover

I stood in front of the turkey bacon, ready to burst into tears.<p>A worker at Whole Foods politely asked me if I needed help.<p>“I just found out I have …

Diabetes

The Truths (and Myths) About Avoiding Foods While Breastfeeding

For nine months, you carefully avoided deli meat, hot dogs and unpasteurized cheese (and all the other non-pregnancy-friendly foods) to keep baby …

Can I Have Sex While Pregnant?

An old Proverb says “Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathers by labor shall increase.” It is good advice. We probably have …

Studies show that moms also benefit from breastfeeding

While the benefits of breastfeeding for babies have been well-studied, two recent studies show that mothers who nurse also receive a health boost. …

Happy Couples Are Having This Much Sex. How Do You Stack Up?

Couples who reach this bedroom benchmark are the happiest<p>You don’t have to get busy in the bedroom every night to keep a smile on your face—or hers. Couples who have sex more than once a week aren’t any happier that those who do the deed weekly, suggests new Canadian research.<p>In the study, people …

4 Signs Tech Is Ruining Your Connection with Your Spouse

Some couples can't remember the last dinner they shared without a text message, Facebook status, or email interrupting their date — and they're shocked to find that months or years later, their dependence on tech has driven a wedge between them. "I've seen countless couples who feel distant from …

8 Common Relationship Mistakes That Are Ruining Your Marriage

No, he can't read your mind.<p><b>Mistake #1: Trying to Change Your Partner</b><p>"If they love me enough, they'll change to please me." So many believe that they …

Relationships

7 Types Of Marriage Betrayal That Are Often Overlooked

You may not even realize you're guilty of these.<p>When people think of cheating in a relationship, physical infidelity is usually the first thing that comes to mind. But as marriage therapist Christine Wilke has seen firsthand, there are other less obvious ways spouses can break their marital bond. …

Find Lasting Fulfillment in Your Relationship

We all have a basic desire to feel love and cultivate relationships of all kinds, but above all, we hunger for a committed romantic relationship.<p>Feeling deeply in love with another person is an immediate, heart-opening experience. I believe <i>Synchronicity</i> is timed so perfectly that two people who are …

Spirituality

Want to Stay Happily Married? Negotiate!

"We're so in love nothing bad can happen to our relationship," many people think before marrying. So they don't talk about what's important to each other and how they will address differences.<p>Then they get married and real life happens. Expectations that may have been unconscious surface. When they …

7 Ways to Keep Your Relationship Growing

Many relationships and marriages often fail because of how two people grow together. The relationship either grows into love and harmony - or it grows into suspicion, doubt, resentment - eventually leading to a break up or divorce.<p>Improving our relationship is an ongoing adventure, because a sexy, …

Love

Can You Fall Back in Love With Your Partner?

Is it possible to fall back in love with a mate who has become unexciting? It's a question I am asked with some frequency, and the answer I usually …

Relationships