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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.

High-Risk Pregnancy: What Expectant Parents Should Know

What makes a pregnancy 'high risk'? Should you receive extra monitoring? A Beaumont obstetrician offers guidance.

The Most Essential Things a Newborn Baby Needs and What to Skip

Costs for baby can really add up. But not everything in the baby store is necessary. Here's the most essential things a newborn baby needs.

The ‘Season’ for Postpartum Depression

A new study says the condition is more common in certain seasons and among women who did not have an epidural. A local expert weighs in.

The Reasons for Loss of Libido After Giving Birth

Emotional and physical factors impact a mom's loss of libido post-childbirth. How can you get back on track with your spouse?

Warm Hearts Baby Showers ‘Shower’ Local Moms-to-Be With Love

Meet the Westland woman who has been hosting showers for low-income women in southeast Michigan for the past 14 years.

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.

What is ‘Normal’ Labor?

A local childbirth educator with Beaumont explains the realities of labor and what parents should expect.

Placenta Encapsulation and Related Services in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Eating placenta and placenta encapsulation are common practices in natural birthing circles and an increasingly popular choice for families.

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 Home

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.
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