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Study finds that eating chocolate while pregnant improves placental function and decreases the risk of preeclampsia

Study finds that eating chocolate while pregnant improves placental function and decreases the risk of preeclampsia

Pregnant ladies, we have news that will be music to your ears. According to a new study, eating chocolate could actually aid in fetal growth and help with placental function. In equally awesome news,

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Postnatal care in Holland includes a maternity nurse who comes to a new mom’s house for a week

Postnatal care in Holland includes a maternity nurse who comes to a new mom’s house for a week

I want a kraamverzorgster, and so should you. This amazing nurse is a common part of Dutch post-natal health services. This trained health worker, who sounds like a hybrid of your best friend and your

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Photographer captures new dads in a range of emotions during and after the birth of their babies

Photographer captures new dads in a range of emotions during and after the birth of their babies

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Doula-assisted birth results in fewer C-sections, reduced costs, happier moms and healthier babies

Doula-assisted birth results in fewer C-sections, reduced costs, happier moms and healthier babies

A new study makes a strong case for doula-assisted birth, as having the support of a doula during labor and delivery is shown to result in fewer preterm births, fewer Cesarean births, and more satisfied

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When doctors predict baby is “large,” moms-to-be lose confidence in ability to give birth without interventions

When doctors predict baby is “large,” moms-to-be lose confidence in ability to give birth without interventions

Many moms-to-be feel like a beached whale during the third trimester — so when your doctor tells you that she suspects you are going to have a “large” baby, it’s normal to start

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Study compares childbirth to endurance sports, using MRIs to detect the toll of labor & delivery on the body

Study compares childbirth to endurance sports, using MRIs to detect the toll of labor & delivery on the body

Having a baby is called labor for a reason. Any woman who has given birth knows that labor and delivery are similar to endurance sports. There’s a 9 month training period, heavy breathing, and often

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How motorbikes are reducing the maternal mortality rate in Kenya

How motorbikes are reducing the maternal mortality rate in Kenya

Imagine getting ready to give birth: the contractions begin, your water breaks, and then you face this choice: spend an hour or more walking on rugged terrain to the nearest health center, or deliver your

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Babypod: a sound system you insert in your vagina so baby can enjoy music in utero

Babypod: a sound system you insert in your vagina so baby can enjoy music in utero

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Artist creates a powerful performance piece about the dangers of U.S. maternity care

Artist creates a powerful performance piece about the dangers of U.S. maternity care

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Brazil warns citizens not to get pregnant, due to mosquito-borne virus that causes newborn brain disorder

Brazil warns citizens not to get pregnant, due to mosquito-borne virus that causes newborn brain disorder

Deciding just the right time to get pregnant can be a complicated equation, impacted by physical, mental, and professional considerations. For Brazilian families, the time to procreate, at least according

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Innovative maternity ward bed includes a sidecar bassinet to keep baby close

Innovative maternity ward bed includes a sidecar bassinet to keep baby close

Giving birth is hard work, and an innovative bed might offer a viable option for exhausted new moms in the maternity ward to get some rest and stay close to their baby at the same time. The bed, which

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Antidepressant use in second and third trimesters of pregnancy linked to 87% increased risk of having a child with autism spectrum disorder

Antidepressant use in second and third trimesters of pregnancy linked to 87% increased risk of having a child with autism spectrum disorder

A mama-to-be’s mental health is extremely important during the emotional months of pregnancy as well as the period after birth. A new study published in JAMA Pediatrics that examined antidepressant

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Company gives pregnant employees $2,000 to shop for maternity clothes

Company gives pregnant employees $2,000 to shop for maternity clothes

Buying maternity clothes can often be a frustrating and expensive venture. The bodies of moms-to-be change quickly and most maternity clothes end up in boxes after just a few uses since the styles

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Mamachic: a versatile bamboo knit wrap that’s destined to become mom’s favorite accessory

Mamachic: a versatile bamboo knit wrap that’s destined to become mom’s favorite accessory

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UN report: The maternal mortality rate in the U.S. has worsened since 1990

UN report: The maternal mortality rate in the U.S. has worsened since 1990

In 1990, more than half a million women died of complications during pregnancy or during the first six weeks after giving birth. In 2015, that number was down to 303,000. The 44% drop in maternal

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Modoo is the world’s smallest and smartest wearable fetal monitor

Modoo is the world’s smallest and smartest wearable fetal monitor

One of the best parts about being pregnant is listening to your baby’s heartbeat. For most expectant moms, that’s not something that happens very often, since we typically have to rely on a

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The Birth Stories is a supportive new group in LA where mothers can share their birthing experiences

The Birth Stories is a supportive new group in LA where mothers can share their birthing experiences

The Birth Stories is a community based in Venice, California, initiated by three doulas: Paula Mallis, Vanessa Halby and Kate Danson. It offers monthly meetings for birth story circles, as well as

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AAP issues report that women should abstain from drinking ANY amount of alcohol during pregnancy

AAP issues report that women should abstain from drinking ANY amount of alcohol during pregnancy

Despite the blasé attitude of several European countries regarding consumption of the occasional alcoholic drink during pregnancy, the American Academy of Pediatrics is taking a definitive stance

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