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Water Birth: What You Should Know

What is water birth – and is it the right option for you? Local experts weigh in on this form of childbirth.

Coolest Amenities at Local Birthing Centers

For those considering natural childbirth at a southeast Michigan birth center, there are unique features to make the experience as pleasant as possible.

Packing for the Hospital: What to Take and What to Leave...

Lighten your load with our guide to what to pack in a hospital bag for labor and delivery and the things that aren't necessities for moms.

How to Minimize Stretch Marks Before and After Baby

There are so many changes that happen to your body during pregnancy, but these pesky marks are one of the worst. Here are some tips prevent them.

Tips on Picking Out a Perfect Nursing Bra

Rebecca Aughton, owner of Bra-vo Intimates in Royal Oak, shares buying tips with expecting and new moms searching for nursing bras.

Postpartum Depression in New Dads: Signs and What to Do

Can dads have postpartum depression? You bet. Learn more about identifying and supporting new dads with the postpartum blues.

Reasons a Birth Center May Not Be For You

Things don't always go as planned for moms who want to give birth at a natural birthing center. Here are some reasons why it might not work for you.

Bed Rest During Pregnancy: Items and Tips for Moms

If your high-risk pregnancy has you locked into bed rest, here are 12 essential items and tips to help you through.

What Are the Pros and Cons of Home Birth?

Local experts share what expectant parents should know if considering homebirth in metro Detroit. Here are some advantages and disadvantages of home birth.

Postpartum Depression Help for Moms

After anticipation and excitement, baby finally arrives. While it's supposed to be a happy time for families, many mothers battle postpartum mood disorders.

10 Top Parenting Websites and Apps for New Parents

Are you expecting a baby or are you new to parenthood? Find a little help by turning to these web resources and downloading these apps.

What Does Baby Really Need? A List of Essentials and Stuff...

From delivery costs to decking out the nursery, costs add up. But not everything in the baby store is necessary. Here's what's needed – and what's not.

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