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  1. Baby Crib Features

    During the first few months of life, your baby will spend up to 20 hours each day asleep. That’s why it’s so important to buy a crib that’s comfy and safe. Search for these features when you shop for cribs: You don’t need the priciest crib. Safety is more important than the design or price of the cr

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  2. Baby Swing Features

    A swing can magically calm even the fussiest baby. As it gently lulls your baby to sleep, you can finally get a few things done! But just like any other piece of baby gear, keeping your baby safe is of the utmost importance. Here are your choices when it comes to swings: A standard swing is made up

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Antidepressants in Pregnancy Linked to Autism?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There's been controversy for years over whether the use of common antidepressants by women during their pregnancies might raise the odds of mental health issues in their children. Now, a study involving more than 13,000

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  6. Consumer Reports Tells Pregnant Women: Avoid Tuna

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In a new review of seafood safety, Consumer Reports is advising that pregnant women avoid eating tuna due to concerns about mercury exposure. "We're particularly concerned about canned tuna, which is second only to shrim

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  7. All Pregnant Women Need Flu Shot: Ob/Gyn Group

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A group representing U.S. obstetricians is calling for all pregnant women to get a flu shot. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), several studies released in recent years have uphel

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  8. Sperm's 'Shield' Might Play Role in Fertility

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Preliminary new research points to the possibility that some infertile men could benefit from boosting a protein shield that protects sperm cells from germs. While it's too early to know if the research will lead to any

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  9. Common Antibacterials and Growth of Fetus

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Aug. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many pregnant women and their unborn children are being exposed to antibacterial compounds that may be linked to developmental and reproductive issues, a new small study suggests. The antibacterial triclosan appeared in

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  10. 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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