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About KMTR TV 'Pregnancy massage has many, many benefits' 'Pregnancy massage has many, many benefits' (Photo Gallery) (Video)
A woman's goes through many changes during pregnancy to accommodate for the growing baby inside. With that comes some aches and pains. Massage therapy can help mama get through her pregnancy with a little more ease.

"Pregnancy massage has many, many benefits. It has been shown to actually improve labor outcomes and improve newborn health. During pregnancy, it can increase blood flow which helps reduce the risk of anemia during pregnancy," says Kelsey Khatter, a licensed massage therapist.

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About KMTR TV 'If you only knew what it was like to be pregnant ...' 'If you only knew what it was like to be pregnant ...' (Photo Gallery) (Video)
Pregnant women love using their condition as an excuse.

Reality is, it's a lot of hard work carrying around all of that extra weight as you're still expected to look fabulous, not complain, go to work and make dinner for the family.

I'm sure every man has heard their wife say "if you only knew what it was like to be pregnant."

We are giving our own Ty Steele a chance to experience what's its like to have a baby bump. We though it was only fitting since he's going to be a dad himself in 4 short weeks.
About KMTR TV Doulas and child birth: 'It's like being a cheerleader' Doulas and child birth: 'It's like being a cheerleader' (Photo Gallery) (Video)
If you're pregnant or have been before, then you know the drill pretty well by now.

You have numerous visits with your doctor or midwife.

They make sure you and your baby are healthy and ready for delivery.

Have you ever considered a special kind of coach?

A Doula can be a part of the process in an effort to make your birthing experience an enjoyable one.

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About KMTR TV Bump Watch: Pack your bags before baby arrives Bump Watch: Pack your bags before baby arrives (Photo Gallery) (Video)
It's that moment you've thought about, dreamed about and maybe even stressed about: The moment it's time to head for the hospital to welcome your new baby boy or girl.

Local OBGYN Dr. Sohee Williams has some tips to make your labor and delivery an enjoyable experience.

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About KMTR TV Bump Watch: Breast milk donors wanted in Lane County Bump Watch: Breast milk donors wanted in Lane County (Photo Gallery) (Video)
Choosing to breast feed your baby comes with its benefits.

Yes, it's more cost effective, but that's just a small piece of the puzzle.

Doctors say breast milk is the best option for your newborn.

And for women who can't produce enough milk, or for infants hospitalized away from their mothers, donated milk is an option.

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About KMTR TV The Baby Project: 'This is a lot harder than I thought it would be' The Baby Project: 'This is a lot harder than I thought it would be' (Photo Gallery) (Video)
The Baby Project aims to give high school students a glimpse into the world of parenthood.

Students at Thurston High School take home mechanical babies - and they’re graded on how well they take care of them.

So when the mechanical baby starts crying ...

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