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How to Reduce Your Risk of a Cesarean Birth

Learn about why c-sections are performed and things you can do to make them less likely.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

What You Should Know About Fertility-Tracking Apps

It seems like there is an app for everything these days, and that includes ones that help you pinpoint when you are fertile to increase your chances of getting pregnant.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

Top Pregnancy and Fertility Books You Should Read

Trying to conceive or already expecting? Finding the sheer amount of books on pregnancy overwhelming? Here are 11 of our favorites.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

9 Common Pregnancy Test Mistakes to Avoid

Problems can arise if you take the test incorrectly. Here are some mistakes to avoid.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

7 Delicious Mocktail Recipes to Try During Pregnancy

Pregnant or avoiding alcohol for other reasons? These nonalcoholic drinks are fun to make for any occasion — and tasty, too!

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

Food Safety in Pregnancy: What You Need to Know

Food safety is always important, but it’s even more crucial when you’re pregnant.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

The Benefits of Hiring a Doula During Pregnancy

Learn about how doulas can improve birth outcomes, how to find the right doula for you, and more.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

What to Expect During Each Stage of Labor

Labor is divided into three stages. Here’s what happens during each one and for how long.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

Barriers to Breastfeeding and How to Get Help

Despite the fact that breastfeeding is natural and that human milk is designed specifically for human babies, there are a lot of reasons why breastfeeding is difficult for today’s women.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

How Different STDs Can Affect Pregnancy

Being pregnant doesn’t protect you from getting a sexually transmitted infection. Here’s what you should know.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.