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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Eating During Labor

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Kira Smith , ICCE Most of us know not to eat while in labor, but in early labor having a nutritious meal gives you some much needed energy. Childbirth Educator Kira Smith (ICCE) tells us more.

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