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    1. What’s in a (Baby) Name?

      Debating about what to name your baby? Put yourself in the child's shoes. Picture your child not as a cute baby but as a grown-up bearing the name you picked. "My No. 1 tip is to stop and pretend you're naming yourself," Laura Wattenberg, author of The Baby Name Wizard, says. "If you're starting out

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    2. Baby Carrier Features

      Babies may look tiny, but they can get pretty heavy after you've been lugging them around all day! One way to keep baby close to you without straining your back is with a carrier. Carriers support your baby, keep your hands free, and give you more mobility than a bulky stroller. Confused about which

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    3. Childbirth: The Stages of Delivery

      Unlike in the movies, labor and delivery isn't always scripted. No one knows exactly what triggers labor, though hormones are suspected to play a role. And though labor is divided into three stages, each woman may not go through it the same way. For first-time moms, labor can last 12 to 24 hours on

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    4. 8 Early Signs of Pregnancy

      You haven't missed your period yet, but something seems different. Are there other clues that you're pregnant? Some women notice changes in their energy level, mood, or breasts -- a lot like having PMS. Other signs might take you by surprise, like fainting, a shift in your sense of smell, or more ba

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    5. Rocker or Glider Features

      Babies love the soothing back-and-forth motion of a rocker. Moms love the calming effect it has on their crying infant -- and the chance to get off their feet and relax for a few minutes while they nurse. Rockers are a win-win, if you find the right one. Here's what to look for: Old-fashioned wooden

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    6. Is Nesting Real?

      At some point during the third trimester of pregnancy (and possibly sooner), many women have strange new urges. They clean and organize, throw out, and stock up in a frenzy. When Sandy McCauley was pregnant for the first time, she went on an all-out cleaning spree. "I took every article of clothing

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    7. Pregnancy Weight Gain Guidelines Explained

      A nutrition expert explains what you need to know about the latest guidelines on pregnancy weight gain.

    8. When Men Get Postpartum Depression

      Mothers are not the only ones at risk of depression when the baby arrives. Postpartum depression strikes a lot of dads as well. A 2010 study found that 1 in 10 men gets depression either shortly before or after the arrival of a newborn. That's only slightly lower than the rate among women. And resea

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    9. Is It OK to Eat Peanuts When You're Pregnant?

      Pregnancy is a time filled with dos and don'ts. Do take folic acid. Don't smoke. Do get daily exercise. Don't take super-hot baths. When it comes to your diet, you face a laundry list of advice. Until recently, that advice included a caution about potentially allergy-inducing foods. In 2000, the Ame

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    10. The Ultimate Guide to Losing the Baby Weight

      You’re thrilled about your new little bundle of joy, and ready to start shedding what's left of the baby weight. These tips will help you get closer to retiring those maternity clothes. 1. Grab your stroller. No time to exercise? No problem. You can squeeze fitness into your baby-and-me routine. Pus

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