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Whoa Mama! Preparing for the Birth of an Extra-Big Baby

Macrosomia is the medical term for a baby that has a well-above-average birth weight. It is usually classified as a baby that weighs between 8 lbs. 13 oz. and 9 lbs. 15 oz. (almost 10 pounds!). Between 1 and 10 percent of all babies born in a given year fall into this category.
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Natural Childbirth Sabotage: Is Your Doctor as NCB-Friendly as You Think?

If you’ve decided to try for a natural childbirth (NCB), you may find that finding support for your choices is difficult. Even though natural childbirth has countless benefits, some doctors find it outdated and may not fully support your decisions. Here are some things you should look out for if you think your doctor is NCB-friendly.

The 411 on Doulas, Midwives, Home Births and Birth Centers from Inhabitots

By Inhabitots

In the last decade, more and more women in the United States are beginning to take charge of their births.
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7 Pregnancy Apps

There are dozens of different pregnancy apps that you might want to check out to help you through the next nine months. They can make life a lot easier through the pregnancy process, since you can take them with you on the go. Mobile apps are a lot easier to carry with you than the encyclopedia-sized pregnancy books that everyone wants to give you as a gift!
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"Am I in Labor?" 8 Ways to Tell if Labor Has Started

It is the question on the minds of most women who are pregnant. Carrying a child and giving birth are filled with aches and pains unique to each experience, but how do you know if labor has truly begun? When does that “back ache” actually mean “back labor”?

Basil and Oregano Tea to Induce Labor

If you are past your due date, you may have started doing research to find natural ways to induce labor.  In your searching, you may have read a little on two herbs, basil and oregano.  Some people believe that basil and oregano contain properties that stimulate contractions and bring on labor.  E
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Dramatic Increase in Home Births

By JustMommies

According to a new report from the Associated Press, more women are choosing to give birth at home.  The CDC released the results from a new study that found home births have increased by 20 percent between 2004 and 2008 in the U.S. 
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Contractions After Sex

If you are heading into the last week or two of pregnancy, you may be trying anything and everything to get labor started including having sex.  Sex is one of those things that everyone tells you will get labor started but it doesn’t work for everyone.  It may bring on contractions for some, but for others nothing.  If you are trying to get labor started, contractions
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Hot Wings to Induce Labor

Running out of ideas to get labor started?  One thing overdue mommies often try to get labor going is hot and spicy foods like hot wings and what better recipe for a cranky and uncomfortable pregnant lady to try than a man tested hot wing recipe?  We’re pretty sure that the guys who came up w
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Chinese Food to Induce Labor

When you get to your due date you might start asking around for ideas to get labor started.  Everyone may have ideas for you to try – having sex, walking, nipple stimulation, drinking castor oil, and you name it. 
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