Labor Day: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Birth
    Blog: Giving Birth with Confidence | By: Judith Lothian | Released: August 29, 2014, 4:00 am

    Think of this as your childbirth manual, a step-by-step guide to prepare you for what lies ahead. We've divided the process into stages to describe the typical changes that occur as labor progresses

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    Great Expectations: Cara @ 13 weeks
    Blog: Giving Birth with Confidence | By: Cara Terreri | Released: August 27, 2014, 6:30 am

    We'd like to introduce and send a big welcome to Cara Joyner, our new Great Expectations blogger. Cara is a mother of two who writes regularly at carajoyner.com and in various publications. She is also a professional birth doula and childbirth educator (trained by Lamaze International). Welcome, Car

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    9 Surprising Things About Your Newborn
    Blog: Giving Birth with Confidence | By: Cara Terreri | Released: August 25, 2014, 6:47 am

    Babies don't get enough credit. Sure, it's true they depend 100% on someone else for food, shelter, and safety, but you might be surprised to learn how much they already know, fresh from the womb! Test your newborn knowlege: did you know...

     

    1. Newborns can recognize their mother's voice and scen

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    Having a Baby in the Hospital: What to Expect During Your Stay After Birth
    Blog: Giving Birth with Confidence | By: Cara Terreri | Released: August 22, 2014, 6:26 am

    In learning about and preparing for the birth of your baby, you'll undoubtedly read and hear lots about going into labor and giving birth -- probably too much! It's unlikely, however, that you'll see much on what it's like during your hospital stay after baby is born. What happens after you give bir

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    Coping with the Emotions of an Unplanned Pregnancy
    Blog: Giving Birth with Confidence | By: Cara Terreri | Released: August 20, 2014, 6:49 am

    If you have or are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy, you aren’t alone. Nearly half of all pregnancies in the United States are unintended (source: CDC). For parents who are actively trying to get pregnant, the news of pregnancy is exciting and joyful, but on the flip side of that coin, for those

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    Keywords: Healthy Pregnancy | Hot Topics | Pregnancy | Unplanned Pregnancy |


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