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Signs of Labor: 11 Early Signs & Symptoms of Labor

Signs of Labor: 11 Early Signs & Symptoms of Labor

Signs of Laborby Catherine Donaldson-EvansMedically Reviewed by James Greenberg, M.D. on August 6, 2021It’s the event you've been happily (and nervously) anticipating for months: your baby’s birth! Here are some labor symptoms to watch out for.Many pregnant moms have wondered how labor will feel, how long it will last, and how to know whether it's the real deal or a false alarm.Every birth is diff…
Pregnancy Myths, Dos, and Don'ts

Pregnancy Myths, Dos, and Don'ts

What's safe to eat during pregnancy? Can hair dye hurt the fetus? How about changing the litterbox?Your pregnancy has attracted plenty of well-meaning advice on what to avoid to maintain your health. So, what to believe (other than what your doctor tells you)? Eating Cheese and Processed Meats During PregnancyThe CDC says listeriosis, a food-borne illness with mild flu-like symptoms that can be o…
What’s in My Postpartum Bedside Basket

What’s in My Postpartum Bedside Basket

The goal of a postpartum bedside basket is for momma to rest as much as possible and avoiding getting up except for bathroom breaks and showering. This resting period is not only a benefit to heal physically (such as avoiding uterine prolapse and lessen bleeding faster) but also has shown to be impactful in avoiding postpartum depression. With a basket nearby, most everything for those early newbo…