New Study Sheds Light On Acupuncture’s Impact On IVF

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Wavebreakmedia / Getty Images It’s really awesome that fertility treatments like IVF exist. There are so many thousands of parents who have benefited from it, and so many babies born into those loving families. But that doesn’t mean that the process is easy. Besides the exorbitant costs of the procedure, …

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3 Tips That Made Giving Birth Easier

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Image via stock.xchng/hamletncI was expecting for the first time and didn’t know anything about birth, but I wanted to know everything. I don’t like to give up control, so I wasn’t going to just walk into the hospital when contractions started and hope for the best. I wanted to know …

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How This Woman Changed Social Media Policies On Birth Censorship

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Mother: Lauren Archer / Photographer: Brian Archer After years of censoring photos of childbirth, Facebook and Instagram have made huge changes thanks to one woman’s determination and perseverance. Empowered Birth Project is an Instagram account created in May of 2014 by Katie Vigos. The page celebrates women giving birth by posting …

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Surviving the 2 Week Pregnancy Confirmation Wait

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Hi Amalah! I’m 30 and have been trying to conceive for the past 4 months (not too long in the scope of things, I know). I need your advice on surviving the two week wait, because everywhere else online just offers “DON’T TAKE A PREGNANCY TEST!” and “CALM THE EFF …

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Options to Consider When Buying a Pregnancy Test

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There is no test that you need to be accurate more than a pregnancy test. Whether you’ve been trying to get pregnant for months and are hoping for an early positive or your period is late and you’re crossing your fingers for a negative, shopping for pregnancy tests can cause …

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Why Epsom Salt Baths During Pregnancy Are So Great

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Epsom salt baths feel divine when you’re pregnant! This natural remedy for aches and pains is completely safe for pregnant women. You use Epsom salt by putting it into your bathwater and then taking a long, luxurious bath. Many athletes swear by Epsom salt baths for soothing tired muscles after …

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Postpartum Visits, Boundaries & Family Drama

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Hi Amy, I came across some of the question/answer requests on the blog and had to reach out myself. I’m 37 weeks pregnant with my second son. The last grandchild on my side of the family, and only the second on my husbands’ side. We live several states away from …

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10 Tips for a Family-Centered Cesarean Birth Plan

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When preparing for labor and delivery most moms imagine the typical vaginal delivery scenario.  We attend birthing class, create a birth plan, pack our hospital bags for a vaginal birth, and wait to go into labor. According to the Childbirth Connection, one in three mothers gives birth by cesarean section.  Planned or …

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