Is a doula a do or don’t?

If you're currently expecting, chances are you've been contemplating one important aspect of your pregnancy - your birthing plan. From using the Lamaze method to deciding whether or not to have an epidural, the choices are often endless. Of course, one of the biggest trends with modern day moms is hiring a doula. While not an MD or midwife, this is a professional who is trained in childbirth and offers a woman in labor the emotional support and guidance she needs. "During delivery, …

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It’s a white (and pink or blue) wedding: getting hitched while pregnant

Many women know the drill - the moment the unexpected plus sign stares back at you from the pregnancy test, your world is turned upside down. When all the emotions have subsided and the sweet anticipation of motherhood starts to hit, the inevitable question remains - should your babydaddy put a ring on it? According to PregnantBride.com, more ladies in secure relationships are deciding to say I do before their beautiful bundle of joy arrives. "Many people decide to get married as the …

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When the milk runs dry – what happens if you can’t breastfeed?

From the moment we discover we're expecting, it's safe to say we want he best for our babies. And once our little ones are here and in our arms, our desire to protect them grows exponentially.Every woman has heard of the benefits that a mother's milk can provide for an infant. However, women who are unable to breastfeed may struggle with the feeling that they're depriving their babies and negatively affecting their infants' abilities to grow up strong and healthy.Still, …

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Prenatal yoga: find balance through your pregnancy

Once an expectant mother enters her second trimester, it's safe to say she needs to channel her inner zen. Carrying around all that extra weight and dealing with a rollercoaster of emotions can be draining, to say the least.Whether or not you were a fan of yoga before you became pregnant, experts recommend taking part in the discipline in order to feel fantastic while carrying."Yoga eases many of the problems present during pregnancy like nausea, cramping high blood …

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Christina Applegate talks about her daughter’s birth

Christina Applegate just gave birth to a beautiful baby girl this month, and could the girl be any happier? The beautiful actress recently appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres show, where she gave the inside scoop about the arrival of her little one, Sadie Grace. "I dropped my gown, which I don't do," she told the talk show host, pointing to her upper body. "This part of my body is very private to me. That's a real private place. A place that I don't have a good …

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To sip or not to sip: The great pregnancy question

Every woman with a burgeoning belly knows the drill - you're at dinner with your hubby, he orders a fine glass of wine for himself and sips at it casually. Your taste buds are tingling - but what should you do? The issue as to the safety of drinking while pregnant has long been up for discussion. It looks like there's good news for those who enjoy complementing their meal with a specific vintage - The Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health maintains that a glass here and there is …

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The Male Maturity Calculator

Take this quiz to find out just how clueless your partner is... as if you didn’t already know By Jeremy GreenbergWhat an exciting time! You’re pregnant, and you’ll be a mommy soon. But did you know that your little bun in the oven isn’t the only thing that needs to develop? A soon-to-be ­father must also reach ­maturity before the child arrives, or he’ll be ­unable to help you with the ­demanding job of caring for the baby. And by maturity, I don’t mean his physical age. …

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Here’s Judy!

Lauren Kiyomi Grosgrain Detail Buttoned Top in Ivory, $80, laurenkiyomi.com; A Pea In The Pod Nicole Richie No Belly Jersey Knit Must-have Basic Slim Leg Maternity Legging in Black, $58, apeainthepod.com; Jennifer Fisher Jewelry Skinny Bangles in 14k Yellow Gold, $385 each, jenniferfishernyc.com; Sigerson Morrison Silver Flats with Gold Trim, price upon request, sigersonmorrison.com As Judy Reyes’ much-loved role on Scrubs winds down, this outspoken actress shares …

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