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Palliative care: Support for patients and families with difficult pregnancies and deliveries

Palliative care: Support for patients and families with difficult pregnancies and deliveries

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The stress and uncertainty of having a very sick or premature infant is a health concern in and of itself. How palliative care can help families cope.

From pregnancy to parenting: How a post-birth plan can help

From pregnancy to parenting: How a post-birth plan can help

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The transition from pregnancy to new parent can be stressful. Dr. Horsager shares “post-birth plan” tips to make life with a new baby easier.

Emergency delivery: What to do when the baby’s coming – right now

Emergency delivery: What to do when the baby’s coming – right now

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Babies don’t wait when it’s time to deliver, no matter how far you are from the hospital. What to do if you’re faced with an unplanned home birth.

Five babies in five minutes: A quints story in pictures

Five babies in five minutes: A quints story in pictures

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Photos and a behind-the-scenes look at the planning and protocol involved in delivering quintuplets via C-section.

How to be a good friend to someone who’s suffered pregnancy loss

How to be a good friend to someone who’s suffered pregnancy loss

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Pregnancy loss is more common than many people realize, but it can be tough to discuss. Dr. Horsager offers advice for supporting a friend after miscarriage.

Helping you understand scary (but often harmless) pregnancy ultrasound findings

Helping you understand scary (but often harmless) pregnancy ultrasound findings

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Dr. Horsager explains three pregnancy ultrasound findings that seem scary but typically are harmless.

Why episiotomy during labor can hurt more than help

Why episiotomy during labor can hurt more than help

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Episiotomies used to be a routine part of labor and delivery. Why we rarely do them now, and how to potentially avoid the procedure.

Not every woman loves being pregnant, and that’s OK

Not every woman loves being pregnant, and that’s OK

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Common reasons some women simply don’t enjoy being pregnant, why that’s OK, and how to cope.

How pregnant moms can get better sleep

How pregnant moms can get better sleep

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Moms-to-be shouldn’t have to suffer sleepless nights before their babies are born. Dr. Duryea discusses sleep disorders and how to avoid them.

Flu shots and miscarriage: Let’s clear up misunderstandings

Flu shots and miscarriage: Let’s clear up misunderstandings

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A 2017 study suggested that flu shots are associated with miscarriage. Why this is wrong, and why pregnant women need to be vaccinated.