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What parents should know about newborn tests and vaccinations

What parents should know about newborn tests and vaccinations

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Dr. Zink discusses why newborns need erythromycin in the eyes, a vitamin K shot, and a hepatitis B vaccine right away after birth.

Can dads get postpartum depression?

Can dads get postpartum depression?

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Postpartum depression in dads is real and just as serious as when mothers get it. Learn to recognize the symptoms of paternal postpartum depression.

False alarm: Braxton Hicks contractions vs. true labor

False alarm: Braxton Hicks contractions vs. true labor

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Braxton Hicks contractions are the body’s way of getting ready for labor. Dr. Patel explains how to tell if it’s Braxton Hicks or the real thing.

Delayed cord clamping: Why and when it might be useful

Delayed cord clamping: Why and when it might be useful

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How soon should the umbilical cord be cut? Dr. Horsager takes a look at the potential risks and benefits of delayed cord clamping.

Pregnancy: It takes a village

Pregnancy: It takes a village

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Gone are the days when health care was based on “doctor knows best.” How team-based care models put pregnant women at the center of decision-making.

Drinking while pregnant: What we know and what we don’t

Drinking while pregnant: What we know and what we don’t

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Will an occasional drink during pregnancy harm a baby? Dr. Horsager discusses what studies show, what national organizations say, and how she advises women.

Soon-to-be dads: How to help – and what not to say – during pregnancy

Soon-to-be dads: How to help – and what not to say – during pregnancy

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Guys: Expecting a baby? Dr. Stewart offers advice for supporting moms-to-be – and tips for what not to say to a pregnant woman!

Why you should ask about your hospital’s C-section rate

Why you should ask about your hospital’s C-section rate

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One out of three babies are born by C-section. Dr. Horsager discusses what doctors, hospitals, and patients can do to lower C-section rates.

8 third trimester pains and how to deal with them

8 third trimester pains and how to deal with them

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The third trimester is exciting, but it can be uncomfortable. Tips to relieve 8 third-trimester symptoms and how to know if you should be concerned.

Safe swaddling and sleeping practices for babies

Safe swaddling and sleeping practices for babies

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Swaddling can be effective in soothing a fussy baby, but it can be dangerous if not done correctly. Follow these safe swaddling and sleeping guidelines.