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Could Labor Pain Meds Lower Your Risk of Postpartum Depression?

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An epidural might be your secret weapon against postpartum depression. A Chinese study found that women who received epidural anesthesia during a vaginal delivery had a much lower risk for postpartum depression than women who didn't. How much lower? 21 percent. "It's a huge omission that there has been almost nothing in postpartum depression research... read more

A Dad-to-Be’s Guide to Pregnancy

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Dads, it’s true – having a plethora of information and knowledge will help pave the way to your successful role as a daddy! And these days, it’s easy as there are ample resources available to help mommies and daddies-to-be understand what to expect along the road ahead. There were three resources I used to prepare... read more