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Yes, giving birth is painful, but you may be able to make it easier on your mind and your body by using these techniques

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Don't forget to pack an advance directive in your overnight bag

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Two best friends, one shared pregnancy. Photographer Keri Duckett shares the incredible photos of the birth of baby Josie, after one best friend made the...

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Even if your baby isn’t premature, parents should know what level of care their hospital's neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) provides
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Actress-turned-activist Ricki Lake talks about her own birth experiences, how The Business of Being Born changed her life, and why she felt the need for More Business of Being Born...

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Postpartum depression, an absent husband, new-mom body issues, and other surprises you may encouter after giving birth

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Her new book, Your Best Birth, aims to educate moms-to-be about midwives and home birth, and tells you how to take control of the labor experience, even if you're giving birth in a...

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Why you might want a less medical birth, in a hospital or at home, from Ricki Lake's book, Your Best Birth

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One mom’s story of why the experience of new motherhood resonates in our lives -- even years later

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Scheduling an earlier delivery date might create complications for your infant

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More than 1,000 moms revealed how they really felt about giving birth

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What you always wanted to know about childbirth but were too mortified to mention. Plus, learn the 16 early signs of pregnancy...

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Fascinating facts from Babytalk’s labor and delivery survey
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If you’re still struggling, these steps can help you move on
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What is giving birth really like for women in America? Magical? Chaotic? A little of both? Our national poll tells all
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An easy way to minimize your post-surgery scar as much as possible
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A c-section isn't your only alternative
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Ways to cope post-birth
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Tasha Riddle couldn’t have a baby. Then a friend -- and fate -- changed her luck... big-time
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Read about three moms who gave birth to preemies - and where they are now
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Are men just "extras" when it comes to the birth of their kids?
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Mother-daughter perspectives on the wonder of new births in their family
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Here’s how to ensure you aren’t a victim of shear madness
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I’m terrified of going through labor  -- how can I stop obsessing?

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