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A healthy pregnancy starts long before you actually become pregnant. If you’re thinking about having a baby, see your doctor about prenatal nutrition (which often includes taking folic acid supplements), quitting smoking, and other healthy lifestyle changes.

Pregnancy and Childbirth News

  • Peak Pain Level Main Factor in Negative Childbirth Memories: Study

    FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The peak intensity of pain during delivery, not the amount of time in labor, influences women’s memories of pain during childbirth, a new study suggests. The study included 320 pregnant women who were asked to rate their pain every 20 minutes during labor. The women were asked about [...]

  • Could Vitamin D Make Childbirth Less Painful?

    TUESDAY, Oct. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Low vitamin D levels could make childbirth more painful, according to a new study. Vitamin D deficiency is common during pregnancy, especially among high-risk women, including vegetarians, those with little sun exposure, and members of ethnic minorities, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says. The new study included 93 [...]

  • Risks From Epidural, Spinal Anesthesia Very Low, Study Says

    TUESDAY, Oct. 14 2014 (HealthDay News) — The risks of using epidural and spinal anesthesia during childbirth are extremely low, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data from more than 80,000 women who received epidural or spinal anesthesia during childbirth and found that the overall rate of complications was just under 3 percent. The most common [...]

  • Risks From Epidural, Spinal Anesthesia Very Low, Study Says

    TUESDAY, Oct. 14 2014 (HealthDay News) — The risks of using epidural and spinal anesthesia during childbirth are extremely low, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data from more than 80,000 women who received epidural or spinal anesthesia during childbirth and found that the overall rate of complications was just under 3 percent. The most common [...]

  • Women Can Get an Epidural Any Time During Labor, Analysis Says

    When it comes to pain relief during labor and delivery, mom probably knows best, new research suggests.

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