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Pregnancy and sleep

Lately, I hear myself echoing many of my female patients: Why am I so tired all the time? Recently, my husband took my 15-month-old son out of town for four days. I felt rested like I haven’t been in the past two years since I became pregnant. And I had …

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Breastfeeding and sleep

Breastfeeding and sleep Breastfeeding is a rest-defying activity on many levels. There are factors beyond just the night feedings to contend with. Although we have an image of the peacefully breastfeeding mother in a rocking chair, possibly relaxed by prolactin levels that rise during breastfeeding, reality can be very different. …

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smoking decreases fertility in men and women

If you’re looking to make a baby, you might want to put out your cigarette before getting down to business: There’s now more evidence linking smoking with decreased fertility in men and women — and their offspring. A new study shows smoking by women during early pregnancy reduces the number …

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epidural for childbirth is without pain

Why is an epidural done?: An epidural can be done for regular labor and childbirth, induced labors (induction), a forceps or vacuum delivery or even a cesarean section. You can learn more about epidural anesthesia from your childbirth class instructor.     Childbirth Class and the Epidural How is an epidural …

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Pregnant mother should give a healthy birth

A woman’s good health is essential to the good health of her baby. Women who eat well and exercise regularly along with regular prenatal care are less likely to have complications during pregnancy. They’re also more likely to give birth successfully to a healthy baby. Nutrition What you eat during pregnancy could …

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