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Could Getting Pregnant Help You Live Longer?

A new study shows a link between giving birth and long-term health benefits.
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The Scary Reason You Should Aim for a Healthy BMI a Year After Birth

So there's another (completely horrifying) reason to shed your baby weight a year after giving birth. But don't worry: There are totally doable ways to make it happen.

Skin-to-Skin Contact With Preemie Babies Lowers NICU Moms' Stress

We know skin-to-skin benefits baby—and new research shows it holds benefits for mothers, too.

The Important Reason More Women Are Getting IUD Implants After Birth

Having an IUD inserted directly after you give delivery is perfectly fine, and may even keep you healthier in the long run.

Postpartum Care in the U.S. is Failing Low-Income Moms in a Major Way

Poor postpartum care may be sending more low-income moms to the ER—well before their six-week postpartum checkup. And that's a problem.

The Dangers of Taking the Wrong Parenting Class

Thinking about ditching your prenatal class? Don't. But just make sure it's the right one—a new study says it'll make you, your baby and your partner happier and healthier.

Fetal Cells Found in Women's Brains, Long After Childbirth

Prepare to be freaked out AND amazed: Scientists have found cells from growing babies in all different parts of a mother's body, helping but harming, too.

Postpartum Depression or Baby Blues? New Test Could Tell the Difference

Doctors have found a new way to identify women who are more likely to develop PPD, getting them better help sooner.

Get Happy! 5 Easy Mood Boosters

Having a hard day? Try one of these proven positive psychology tricks to feel better fast.

8 Easy Ways to Boost Your Happiness

Whether you're running on empty, overwhelmed or have the baby blues, find your groove as a new mom with these proven fixes.

The Downside to a Home-Cooked Meal

A family meal isn't healthy if you're burned out after preparing it.

Should You Worry About Uterine Prolapse (Or Pelvic Organ Prolapse)?

The symptoms of pelvic prolapse—and how to treat it.

How to Love Your Postpartum Body As It Is

Pregnancy does some crazy things to your figure. Here's how to deal with—and even embrace—the lingering changes.

Your Postpartum Body: What to Expect and What to Do

Our experts—doctors, trainers and physical therapists—will help guide you, body part by body part, through this strange new land.

5 Things You Need to Know About Postpartum Depression

What you need to know about postpartum depression signs, symptoms and treatment.
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