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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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Toxoplasmosis Screening for All Pregnant Women and Newborns Recommended

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Physicians found that signs, symptoms and identifiable risk factors are absent in more than half of the mothers of infants with congenital toxoplasmosis in a national study of children with this disease....

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Spotting During Pregnancy

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When to worry, when to relax.

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Video: Drugs and Birth Defects

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Women may unknowingly take drugs that pose risks to fetuses.

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My Baby's Breech. What are the Chances of Him Turning?

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If your baby is in a breech presentation at 32 weeks, will he or she stay that way? What can be done, and will a cesarean be performed? Obstetrical Nurse Wanda Steele offers some insight.

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Moving Past 'Morning' Sickness

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Although it had long been considered the stuff of old wives tales and legend, using ginger as a remedy to treat morning sickness is rapidly earning a new respect.

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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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What Does an Elevated Level of Protein in the Urine Mean?

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At every prenatal visit, you're probably asked to leave a urine sample. One of the things they test for is protein in the urine. But if they find protein, what does it mean? Obstetrical Nurse Wanda F Steele tells you.

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