How to get dad-to-be involved in your pregnancy

Key ways to stay connected and enjoy pregnancy, birth, and beyond! Is the dad-to-be in your life feeling sidelined during your pregnancy? While there's not much you can do about who carries your growing and developing baby (we wish!), there are some important ways to help your partner feel like he's really needed. Whether he's ready to jump into this new venture enthusiastically, or if he prefers to take baby steps, we've compiled plenty of ways to get dad-to-be involved, connected, and fully …

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Snack on this during pregnancy for a shorter, easier labor

Let’s face it: Childbirth is no walk in the park. But a study published in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology offers a glimmer of hope to moms-to-be. It turns out that adding a sweet fruit to your late pregnancy diet could shorten labor and reduce your risk of being medically induced.So, what should you load up on at the grocery store? Dates.The study, spearheaded by Jordan University of Science and Technology, tracked 69 expectant moms over the last four weeks of pregnancy …

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My Wife and I Are (Both) Pregnant — The Cut

Think you have it rough as an expectant mom? Imagine if your partner were pregnant, too! There'd be no one to make midnight ice cream runs, rub your back, or expertly navigate your hormonal mood swings. Here's the story of two women who decided to have a baby together - and were more successful than they ever could have planned. They even gave birth 4 days apart!Source: My Wife and I Are (Both) Pregnant -- The Cut Read more: Woman gives birth at 30,000 feet with help of the airline

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5 tips for soon-to-be dads during delivery

For soon-to-be dads, navigating the life-altering and memorable experiences of labor and delivery can feel almost as tough at times as giving birth to a baby themselves. (Just don't say that too loudly around your special lady!)From trying to figure out how to comfort a woman during this painful process to determining when the time is right to head to the hospital, there are a variety of different situations that can occur in between your partner's water breaking and cradling your newborn …

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New mom dances to avoid a c-section (video)

Watch as this laboring mom-to-be dances to avoid a c-section. When labor stalled, she flipped on Watch Me (Whip/Nae-Nae) and unknowingly created an inspiring video demonstrating how music and movement can help ease labor pain.As reported by the New York Daily News, the East Point, Georgia woman was determined not to have a c-section. Her nurse advised squats, but happily filmed the new mom dancing between contractions instead.The result: A vaginal birth of a healthy nine pound six …

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Woman gives birth at 30,000 feet with help of airline crew

A woman gave birth two months early while on an international flight from Indonesia to Los Angeles. The “very, very pregnant woman” went into labor about halfway through the flight, passenger Amira Rajput told INSIDE EDITION. “We didn’t really know that the woman was giving birth,” Rajput said. At 30,000 feet, the China Airlines pilot asked if there was a doctor on board, but staff remained calm, Rajput said. Source: Passenger Gives Birth to Premature Baby at 30,000 Feet With Help …

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Postpartum Depression – How Dads Can Really Help

Postpartum depression is horrific. It takes what is supposed to be one of life’s greatest joys and smothers it in misery.Being partnered to someone going through PPD is its own nightmare. We can easily find ourselves resenting our partner, feeling angry and even regretting having a child. Unfortunately, our natural responses to such a painful situation often make it worse. Fortunately, there are a number of concrete steps you can take that will greatly alleviate the depression and …

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3 perfect tips for beating pregnancy mood swings

There are plenty of reasons to be moody when you're about to become a first time mother. First, you're probably incredibly excited about getting to have a baby, but you're also likely concerned about a lot of things. Between finances, your changing body, and the impending day in the delivery room, it's normal to be stressed.But while some mood swings are inevitable and simply the result of changing hormones and exhaustion, you shouldn't have to suffer through them blindly. Luckily, there …

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The key to aging slower? More babies.

Do you want to put the brakes on that whole aging thing? Having more kids could be the answer.A new study, published out of Simon Fraser University in Canada and published in the journal PLOS One, suggests that the more children a woman bears, the slower her cells are to age. The nitty gritty Thirteen years in the making, this study closely tracked the reproductive activity of 75 women from 2000 to 2013. At the start, researchers collected saliva samples to measure the telomeres of all …

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How to have a misbehaving, short-tempered baby

Across the globe, handed down from generation to generation, myths surrounding expectant moms and their pregnancies have always persisted. Some of them wild and outlandish, others somewhat believable or totally nonsensical, these old wives tales purported to shed light on a developing baby’s future.Giving new meaning to the phrase “you are what you eat,” we’ve compiled five head-scratching food pregnancy myths that were thought to predict the gender and demeanor of a mom-to-be’s …

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