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Birth Spacing—What’s Best?

Birth Spacing—What’s Best?

Many parents labor over what they deem the “Goldilocks Plan”: Not too close together. Not too far apart. Just right.
Exercising During Pregnancy

Exercising During Pregnancy

Research shows that a simple walk around the block or session of yoga can improve mood, sleep and even recovery time.
Common Postpartum Pains

Common Postpartum Pains

Most pregnant moms expect to be a little sore after delivery, but you might be surprised to know you may experience weeks—or even months—of these discomforts. Hang in there—remember, these possible pains will pass, and you are beginning a lifetime of joy with your new addition!
Eight Things Every Pregnant Woman Needs to Consider When Choosing an OB/GYN

Eight Things Every Pregnant Woman Needs to Consider When Choosing an OB/GYN

She’s having a baby! No, I’m not talking about the 1980s movie with Kevin Bacon. I’m talking about you! And the time has come to choose an OB/GYN. You know, the man or woman who will be elbow deep in your lady bits catching the human you’ve created. It’s kind of a big deal. So how do you choose the right person?
Secrets of the Second (and Third) Pregnancy

Secrets of the Second (and Third) Pregnancy

Any woman can tell you no matter how many times she’s been pregnant, pregnancies (and labor) can be so similar it’s almost scary, but they also can be as opposite as night and day.
Pregnant-zzzz: Getting the Sleep You Need When You’re Expecting

Pregnant-zzzz: Getting the Sleep You Need When You’re Expecting

Pregnant women are often told to “sleep now, while you can”—but sleeping during pregnancy is easier said than done. Just ask Emily Waggoner, who was surprised to find herself sleepless while pregnant with her daughter, Sarah, now 3.
Creating a Birth Plan

Creating a Birth Plan

Creating a birth plan is a great way to make sure the doctor, parents, extended family and medical staff are all on the same page.
A Labor of Love

A Labor of Love

Through each step of pregnancy, you’re not only mothering your growing baby, you’re preparing emotionally and physically for the final, most challenging leg of pregnancy’s marathon: labor and delivery. Wondering what to expect?
Children’s Mercy NICU and Fetal Health Center

Children’s Mercy NICU and Fetal Health Center

Children’s Mercy is the area’s only Level IV NICU, which means they are able to provide the highest level, most acute care to the tiniest of patients. With 80 beds, they have the capacity to care for many kiddos.
Supporting early births

Supporting early births

Six years ago when Katie Gonzalez’s son, Matthew, was born at 24 weeks gestation and weighed only 1 pound, 5 ounces, he was the smallest baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. He stayed there for 121 days and endured a number of procedures and complications.
Eating Healthy When You Are Expecting

Eating Healthy When You Are Expecting

Eating well when you are expecting doesn’t have to be overcomplicated.
Creating a More Comfortable Pregnancy–Naturally!

Creating a More Comfortable Pregnancy–Naturally!

Many moms have discovered they enjoy pregnancy more, are more comfortable as their baby grows and feel like they are better supported emotionally when they use 100 percent pure essential oils.
Going the Distance:

Going the Distance:

Your doctor warned you these last few weeks of pregnancy would be the toughest. And she was right.
7 Pregnancy Myths Busted

7 Pregnancy Myths Busted

We are here to debunk those myths and let you know the facts—the “do’s and don’ts” of pregnancy.
Making the Most of Your Maternity Leave

Making the Most of Your Maternity Leave

Many moms will tell you they think working a full-time job is easier than being a full-time stay-at-home mom.
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