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Health During Pregnancy: 9 Tips for Expectant Moms

If you’re reading this, most likely you’re already or soon to be pregnant. And if that’s the case, I’m pretty confident this isn’t the first post …

Science Says Dads Improve Their Kids' Lives

Here's how.<p>Dads are important, and author Paul Raeburn has the proof. His most recent book, <i>Do Fathers Matter?</i>, investigates how a man can affect his child's growth, mental capacity, and sexual development, among other things. In light of Father's Day today, Raeburn discussed his findings in an …

Pregnancy

8 Quick Food Swaps To Improve Your Diet - Women's Running

<i>Photo: Jon Davis</i><p><i>*Courtesy of Triathlete.com</i><p>One of the simplest changes you can make to any diet is to reduce reliance on processed, packaged foods— …

11 Simple Health Habits Worth Adopting Into Your Life

When it comes to building healthy habits, small decisions add up over time. We talked to exercise physiologist Christopher Travers, MS, and dietitian …

Foods that make your vagina happy and healthy (yes, really)

We shared nutrition hacks for better sex. (Because bloated sex is rarely the best sex.) Now we’re exploring foods that are beneficial for your vagina …

Nutrition

Adding It Up: Investing in Contraception and Maternal and Newborn Health, 2017

This fact sheet presents estimates for 2017 of the contraceptive, maternal and newborn health care needs of women in developing regions, critical …

5 Tips To Create An Evening Routine For Great Sleep

The quality of your sleep has an enormous impact on well-being (both physically and psychologically), and is partly affected by your bedtime …

Understanding Your Food Cravings So You Can Eat Healthier

6 Healthy Bedtime Rituals That Will Make Tomorrow Awesome - Women's Running

<i>*Courtesy of POPSUGAR Fitness</i><p>Waking up groggy and unprepared does not make for a happy morning. Incorporate these bedtime rituals into your evening …

Sleep

Top 25 Heart-Healthy Foods

May 27, 2015<p>Heart-Healthy Foods<p><b>by Andrew Pacholyk MS L.Ac</b><p>With the help of the nutrition experts from The Cleveland Clinic and the American Dietetic …

Nutrition

How to Prepare for a Newborn: Month By Month

<i>Photo from Barefoot Blonde</i><p>Nothing can prepare you for the shock of bringing home a newborn. Whether it’s your first or your fourth, each child has a …

What are the Best Foods to Eat when Pregnant?

<i>Photo by Louise Buma</i><p>During pregnancy, everyone is probably telling you, “you’re eating for two now!” If you find yourself hungry all the time, you …

How To Prepare For A Natural Birth

<i>Photo by Andria Lindquist</i><p>Childbirth is something that women have been doing since the beginning of humanity, yet when we go into it as first time …

How to Love Being Pregnant (And Your Pregnant Self)

It breaks my heart whenever I see blogs, Facebook statuses, and Instagram photos of pregnant friends talking about how horrible pregnancy is, …

Why You Should Detox Before Pregnancy

While it is pretty clear that detoxing during pregnancy is a bad idea, a detox before pregnancy can actually help with the health and conception of a …

Hospital Bag Checklist for the Minimalist Mom

Hospital Bag Checklist for the Minimalist Mom<p>Updated on December 2, 2015<p>Even minimalists like to be well prepared. Packing for the hospital is one of …

7 Common Causes of Early Labor

Soon after women find out they are pregnant, they begin to think about the birth of the little one growing inside of them. Pregnancy lasts about …

What Happens to a Woman's Brain When She Becomes a Mother

From joy and attachment to anxiety and protectiveness, mothering behavior begins with biochemical reactions.<p>The artist Sarah Walker once told me that becoming a mother is like discovering the existence of a strange new room in the house where you already live. I always liked Walker's description …

Parenting

7 Questions Every Couple Should Ask Themselves Before Having a Kid

Did you love having strict parents who pushed you to succeed? Or are you going for the laid-back, not-a-regular-mom-but-a-cool-mom style of parenting? Talk about which role each of you will play—and come to some sort of an agreement.<p>Do your arguments wind up with slammed doors and lots of yelling, …

This Is How Sarah Stage's Viral Pregnant Six-Pack Is Possible

You can have insane abs during your pregnancy — here's how.<p>Comments exploded online over the past few days when lingerie model Sarah Stage's beautiful, fit pregnancy photos surfaced online. <i>How is this body possible?</i> people wondered. <i>Is it safe? Healthy?</i><p>Franci Cohen, a personal trainer, exercise …

Pregnancy

Your Step-By-Step Guide to the Stages of Labor

10 Things I Would Do Differently as a New Mom

As my kids get older, I watch them becoming more independent and self-reliant. I tell myself it's good — it’s what I want for them. At the same time, …