Hypertension Forced Me to Have My Baby Preterm. There Were No Warning Signs.

Being 42 years old, I knew I was at a higher risk for pregnancy complications, but this came out of nowhere and turned my world upside down

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Clinically Speaking: Questions to Ask Your Healthcare Provider About Preterm Birth

1 baby in 10 is born too soon in the U.S. each year. Is your baby at risk?

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Born Too Soon

A closer look at Covid-19, health inequities, race and preterm birth

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Trying to Avoid Racist Health Care, Black Women Seek out Black Obstetricians

In addition to shared culture and values, a Black physician can offer Black patients a sense of safety, validation and trust

Pregnancy & Postpartum

Working as a Rainbow Doula Lets Me Be Myself

I love creating a safe space in the birthing room, empowering my LGBTQ+ clients and advocating for them during the birth process.

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A Midwife's Take on How Birth Is 'Managed' in the US

Each labor and delivery is different, so there's no one "right" way to do it. But this midwife thinks it may be time to take a new look at birth practices and interventions in the U.S.

Pregnancy & Postpartum

The Surprising Mental-Health Consequences of General Anesthesia During Birth

A new study finds a strong link between general anesthesia and postpartum depression.

Pregnancy & Postpartum

Is There a Safer Choice Than Opioids After a C-Section?

Expectant moms often try to plan as many aspects of their upcoming delivery as they can. But one thing they might not consider is what type of pain relief they will choose if they need to have a C-section.

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Most First-Time Moms Say Labor Pains Were Manageable

Many first-time mothers have mistaken ideas about managing the pain of childbirth, a new survey reveals.

Pregnancy & Postpartum

C-Section Raises Risk of Blood Clots After Childbirth

Women who have a cesarean section face an increased risk of potentially dangerous blood clots in the legs or lungs following childbirth, a new review confirms.

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