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Coping With Labor-Related Fears

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Concerns about labor run the gamut from "will my water break in my favorite restaurant" to fears about the intensity of the pain. Read on, and try to stop worrying. As the author points out, generations of women have walked this road before and come through with flying colors.

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Intimacy in a Postpartum World

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My wife is about to give birth and, aside from my excitement about the arrival of our third child, I'm thinking about the future of my life in the bedroom. Having been through two other post-partum periods, I'm experienced with my wife's need to physically heal and deal with the demands of infant care and feeding. I'm a veteran of the important process of emotionally recovering from carrying the child and adjusting to the level of unselfishness required of motherhood.

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Getting Back in Shape After Your Baby Is Born

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Women often face weight problems after having children. After you have your baby, it may be a while before you feel motivated to exercise.

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5 Secrets for Handling Difficult Teen Parenting Situations

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Barbara McRae, MCC The most common issues between parents and teens arise due to poor communication, power struggles and a lack of empathy. If you use the same parenting methods that you did when your...

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Moving Around During Labor

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Freedom of movement can help women cope with discomforts of labor but is it safe?

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Basic Training for Labor

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In addition to all its other benefits, regular exercise actually helps to prepare the body for the rigors of labor! Studies have shown that physically fit moms-to-be experience faster labors and require fewer inductions, forceps deliveries and cesarean deliveries than their coach potato counterparts.

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5 Fabulous Things About Pregnancy

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When you're pregnant (especially if you're past any morning sickness), you may feel simply radiant -- especially once you're visibly pregnant. While it's true that not every woman has the "glow of pregnancy," hopefully you'll be one of the lucky ones to experience it. What does it feel like? Like you're healthy and proud and all is well in the world.

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What Are Some Natural Ways to Induce Labor?

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Jane Forester, D.O. If your body (and baby) is ready, what can you do to help move the process of labor along?

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Effective Birthing Positions

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Kira Smith , ICCE There are many different positions that can be used when pushing the baby out. Which ones are most effective will depend on the circumstances of your birth.

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Labor Prep for Expectant Moms

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The arrival of your baby will be one of the most exciting, emotional moments of your life. The very thought of labor, however, can be a source of anxiety for most expectant moms.

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