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Birth Stories

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Mother of three describes labor pain from her point of view
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Don't forget to pack an advance directive in your overnight bag
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You've taken classes, written a detailed birth plan and packed your bag. What you've not done is prep for the unexpected. Here's how to handle labor and delivery curveballs so you can...
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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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A guide to knowing when and how to announce your pregnancy on Facebook  
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Watch Parenting health director Rachel Pechman's belly grow through 40 weeks of pregnancy. Read all about her journey to motherhood on her blog, Project Pregnancy.
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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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This mom’s home and heart were filled with trains and trucks, skinned knees and SpongeBob. Was there room for a girl?
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How a way-too-busy mom found joy in unexpected baby number six
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Struggling with postpartum depression
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More than 1,000 moms revealed how they really felt about giving birth
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Anxiety About the Impending Arrival of a Second Baby
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Fascinating facts from Babytalk’s labor and delivery survey
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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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After adopting two daughters, pregnancy came as a real shock
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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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One mother’s story of her preemies’ first months
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In honor of Prematurity Awareness Month, Babytalk.com is featuring 13 families who experienced the birth of a premature baby
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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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A reflection on a baby’s birth and a grandmother’s untimely death
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Mother-daughter perspectives on the wonder of new births in their family
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What you always wanted to know about childbirth but were too mortified to mention
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Why an unproven treatment continues to be prescribed

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