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Medical interventions have their place. But simpler, healthier birthing options abound — and they're becoming more popular. Want to make your pregnancy and labor as safe and empowering as possible? Consider your choices, including the birthing partners, plans, and environments that suit you best.
Once perceived as the domain of medical experts tasked with keeping our symptoms at bay, the realm of personal healthcare has expanded. It now includes broader definitions, more integrated, preventive approaches — and, perhaps most important, us.
Think science news is just for nerds in white lab coats? Think again. Health-related scientific research has come a long way in the past decade or so. And it's telling us astonishing things about our own bodies and minds. Collected here: Eight important insights that are changing the way we think about living well.
If you use a hormonal method of birth control, you may gain weight. Then again, you may not. Your doctor can't tell you. In fact, you could be the best expert on this weighty matter.