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Pregnancy and Postpartum Life | The Basics


From wildfires to reinforcing the gender binary, it might be time to end this tradition.

Here's what you should know about the trendy delivery method.

The CDC advises expectant women to get another dose for additional protection.


What to expect (to pay) when you're expecting.


Carrying and birthing a baby is expensive. How pricey? Three women share their receipts.


The financial burden of pregnancy and childbirth can be devastating for new families.

While it's not something to add to your worry list, you should be aware of the symptoms.

Staying hydrated is important, but fortunately for your bladder, you don't need to go overboard.


Depression and anxiety while pregnant, while rarely discussed, are all too real.

'If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power' is a gothic tale of pregnancy and identity.


From carpal tunnel to hyperpigmentation, these are some lesser-known changes you can expect.

Science is starting to uncover the fascinating and terrifying truth about this vital organ.

Even with state-mandated screening, women in low socioeconomic areas may face hurdles.

For her second home birth, the actor prioritized self-advocacy and comfort.


Unpleasant pregnancy side effects are often your body telling you to take a minute and rest.


It all started with peeing on barley.

Pregnancy puts women at high risk for severe illness. Vaccination makes a difference.

Certain activities aren't safe when carrying a child. Here's how to adapt.

The number-one rule is that you can always say no.

Your step-by-step guide to finding the right person to record this very important day.

A leading OB-GYN discusses vaccine hesitancy, latest research and the benefits of vaccination.

The McCord List creator faced health complications along with COVID-19 restrictions.

Seven women share their journeys through recovery and looking past birth expectations.

A recently enacted law offers free health checkups for newborns and families following birth.

Despite the risk of severe illness and urging from the CDC, only 22% are fully immunized.

Policymakers hope the new law will help address the state's Black maternal mortality crisis.

9 months. 40 weeks. What's the difference, and why does it matter?

With more and more women delaying pregnancy, the American birth rate is at an all-time low.

The Jill of all trades in women’s care is often underestimated and misunderstood.

The way you care for your teeth and gums affects your baby, too.

An emotional support professional can set the tone for a positive birth experience for women.

The centuries-old profession is a critical part of the birthing process for many modern parents.

How to find a doula to empower and protect you for a successful birth.

Careful decisions regarding conception and pregnancy are nobody's business but your own.

So, you want to become a midwife? Be ready to burn the midnight oil.

Many factors, including supplements, influence a child's health.

You may be wary of epidurals, but they're a safe and effective way to manage childbirth pain.

During pregnancy, everything is always changing. Be prepared for your sex life to change, too.

During pregnancy, intense specified hunger can go beyond just wishing for a cookie.

Multiple labor pain-management options exist, so here's what to consider for your delivery.

Being pregnant changes everything—including sex. You have questions; we have answers.