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  1. Don't Rule Out Vaginal Delivery for Twins: Study

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 2 (HealthDay News) -- A vaginal delivery for women pregnant with twins may be just as safe as a planned cesarean-section delivery of the babies, a new study says. In the hands of an experienced obstetrician, there are no differences in serious adve

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  2. Epilepsy Drugs in Pregnancy May Affect Infants

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Young children exposed to epilepsy drugs in the womb are at increased risk of having impaired fine motor skills, according to a new study. Exposure to the drugs in breast milk, however, does not appear to pose a threat. Rese

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  3. Skin Care During Pregnancy

    You're probably looking forward to the radiant, flawless glow that's supposed to come with pregnancy. While it's true that pregnancy hormones can change your skin, don’t expect a perfect complexion and nothing else. The skin on your breasts, belly, and other places will change, too. "Your skin gets

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  4. The Truth About Pregnancy Stretch Marks

    Many things change after you have a baby -- schedules, sleep time, and sense of freedom, to name a few. Along with a changing schedule, there are the many physical changes you’ll see. Chief among them is stretch marks. For many women, stretch marks are as much a part of having a baby as diapers and

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  5. Hair Care During Pregnancy

    When you find out you’re pregnant, there’s more to look forward to than the birth of your child. Prepare yourself for 9 months of good hair days, too. "I always tell my patients that their hair will be the best it's ever been -- lush, full. Enjoy it!" says Paradi Mirmirani, MD, a dermatologist with

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  6. Makeup Tips for Skin Changes During Pregnancy

    Radiant. Glowing. That's the look you want during pregnancy. We’ve got you covered. These expert tips will help show off your features and hide problem areas so your beauty shines through. Skin Discoloration Seeing dark spots? These will probably fade away after pregnancy, but why wait? Here’s how t

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  7. After Miscarriage: How Long Should You Wait?

    The first time Stephanie Himel-Nelson got pregnant, in October 2000, it was by accident. She was in law school, and her delivery date was scheduled to fall during her bar exam. "I was really torn and conflicted about it," she recalls. It was only when she miscarried that Himel-Nelson and her husband

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  8. Abnormal BMI Tips Scale Toward Pregnancy Complications, Study Says

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women with a body-mass index (BMI) that is too low or too high are at increased risk for complications and additional hospitalization, according to a new Scottish study. BMI is a measurement of body fat based on height

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  9. Life With Twins: Leslie Glass's Story

    Leslie Glass, 33, and her husband, Heath, have three children. Garrett, age 5, was conceived without assisted reproduction. Toddler twins Bella and Madi were conceived through IVF after Leslie suffered ectopic pregnancies and doctors warned the couple not to try to get pregnant on their own again. T

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  10. Some Painkillers Tied to Certain Birth Defects

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Women taking prescription painkillers such as Oxycontin, Vicodin and Percocet early in pregnancy are twice as likely to give birth to babies with devastating neural tube defects such as spina bifida, a new study suggests. De

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