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Archive for May 2016

Nitrous Oxide in Labor and the Precautionary Principle

An increasing number of hospitals in the United States have begun offering nitrous oxide to women in labor since the FDA approved new equipment for use in labor in 2011. In the Boston area where I am, Brigham and Women’s Hospital started offering it nearly two years ago, and then other hospitals, including South Shore,…

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Why You Can’t Spoil Your New Baby

Your newborn’s wants and needs are the same. Later she may want a smart phone or a pony, and you’ll have to decide if that’s reasonable, but for now, if you can figure out what she wants you always get to give it to her. Your baby’s behavior will make more sense if you think…

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