Pregnancy & Childbirth

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Krista with daughter

Baby on the Way: Use These Tips to Prepare Siblings

Tags: childbirth, pregnancy, sibling rivalry, siblings

The impending birth of a baby often makes older siblings feel a range of emotions. Use these tips from an OB/GYN to involve your older children in preparations for a new baby in the family.


Girl holding traditional and electronic cigarette

Are E-cigarettes Safe for Pregnant Women?

Tags: bad habits, cigarettes, e-cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, nicotine, pregnancy, quit smoking, smoking

Some consider e-cigarettes “safer” for pregnant women, but no medical studies prove they are safe. Experts say it’s best to avoid them and offer tips to help you quit.


Krista with husband

How to Handle Sciatica During Your Pregnancy

Tags: pregnancy, sciatica, sciatica during pregnancy

Sciatica is a common pregnancy ailment. Get tips on how to manage the pain. Learn what other pregnant women do to deal with sciatica, from physical therapy to prenatal yoga.


Krista with family

Midwife Is Equal Parts Nurse, Coach, Advocate

Tags: childbirth, midwife, pregnancy

Learn why many expectant mothers choose to work with midwives for their labor and delivery experience. They offer education and support, but ultimately are advocates for a woman’s birth plan.


Krista with hands on belly

Pregnant? Explore Your Alternative Birth Options, Trends

Tags: childbirth, natural childbirth, pregnancy, water labor

Learn what other pregnant women are planning for their labor and delivery experiences. From massage therapy to water labor, expectant mothers are doing research and exploring all their options.


Nicole and family

Third-Trimester Ultrasound: A Final Check on Your Baby

Tags: pregnancy, pregnancy over 35, prenatal testing, ultrasound

Doctors use 36-week ultrasounds to check your baby’s size, health and position. For one healthy 39-year-old, it offered reassurance and comfort.


Krista outside

Natural Delivery in Hospital Setting Offers Peace of Mind

Tags: childbirth, midwife, natural childbirth, pregnancy, water labor

Having a plan for your labor and childbirth is important. But peace of mind was priceless for one woman who delivered naturally in a hospital equipped to handle complications.


Nicole with baby

Non-Stress Tests Measure Your Baby’s Movements, Heart Rate

Tags: high-risk pregnancy, pregnancy, pregnancy over 35, prenatal testing

Expecting parents want reassurance their baby is healthy. Non-stress testing monitors the baby's health late in pregnancy.


Dion's baby

How to Fit Work, Rest, MS Into Your New Baby ‘Time Zone’

Tags: childbirth, MS, MS relapse, multiple sclerosis

New moms with multiple sclerosis may have a tougher time than most fighting postpartum fatigue. Find out whether it’s normal or a possible MS relapse.


Nicole and family

Finding Out Your Baby’s Sex Has Its Advantages

Tags: childbirth, pregnancy, prenatal testing

Expectant parents have many reasons for wanting to know the sex of their baby before it’s born. It reduces stress, helps them plan ahead or makes it easier for siblings to adjust. So, will it be airplanes or flowers?