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Pregnancy Guide

This pregnancy guide has everything you need to know from conception to postpartum: pregnancy basics, labor, birth, parenting, breastfeeding, nutrition, safety concerns, and more. ... more »
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10 Things Nobody Told You About Your Postpartum Period

Hey, new parents, how was that trip home from the hospital?  Some new parents describe the drive from hospital to home with a new baby in tow as the most nerve-wracking, frightening, looooooongest, and slooooooooowest ride of their lives and, surely, every other driver on the road was out to get them.  But you made it!  You managed to get your precious cargo home unscathed and now you’re settin ... more »
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When will the first postpartum menstrual period come after the baby?

You had your baby and now you are wondering when to expect your next menstrual period. When will you bleed the first time after the delivery? ... more »
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Gestational Diabetes Prevention Program Successful for Postpartum Weight Loss

Gestational diabetes increases the likelihood that a woman will develop diabetes and heart disease long after giving birth.  Losing  pregnancy pounds and maintaining or adopting an active lifestyle after childbirth does provide long-term protection against chronic disease development but that goal can be difficult to achieve.  Researchers at Kaiser Permanente recently devised a GEM of a s ... more »
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US Army Enlists New Breastfeeding Policy

On September 29, the US Army became the final military branch to implement a breastfeeding policy for new mothers in the Army. ... more »
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My Postpartum, Part 2

I am finally in love with mothering. Finally. Finally. It's been 14 months since my daughter was born and it is only now that I can say I enjoy and embrace my role as a mother. Only now. ... more »
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My Postpartum, Part 1

I stare down at her and I am filled with fury. Fury that she has wrecked my world. Despair, because I have to live in this hellish new reality. Resentful, that she needs me so much. ... more »
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Ten Tips To Reduce Stress During the Postpartum Period

Ask for what you need. This is often difficult for new parents, but if friends and family offer to help, ask them for specific favors. ... more »
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Eating Placenta Capsules - Placentophagy or Placentophagia and Placental Encapsulation

While most existing data on postpartum placental consumption is anecdotal and not scientific, there are many cultures who view placental ingestion as an essential part of the postpartum period. ... more »
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Career Tips for Returning to Work After Baby

Money and career experts at US News & World Report offer these career tips for making life as a working mother easier to manage. ... more »