childbirth

  1. Pregnancy, Labor & Birth

    Why I’m having a home birth

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    Five years ago, I found myself pregnant with my first child. I was 24 and didn’t know squat about babies and labor and all that...
  2. Pregnancy, Labor & Birth

    What's the deal with orgasmic birth?

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    If you haven't heard of orgasmic birth, you're not alone. We get the story of how birth can be pleasurable for some women — no,...
  3. Pregnancy, Labor & Birth

    Holiday birth stories

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    Baby's birth day is always a miracle, but moms who birth holiday babies have extra special stories to share.
  4. Mom & Dad

    10 Free passes dads get that most moms don't

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    Dads have seriously stepped up their game in recent years. I know plenty of stay-at-home dads, fathers who do middle-of-the-night...
  5. Pregnancy, Labor & Birth

    A journey from new mom to birth advocate

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    Meet Laura Irmis, a mom who embraced natural childbirth after the birth of her first son. She shares her journey from new mom to...
  6. Pregnancy, Labor & Birth

    Is home birth safer than hospital birth?

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    Home birth proponents often feel that birthing at home is the safest choice — and now there is a large-scale study to back that line...
  7. Pregnancy, Labor & Birth

    Mom story: I helped deliver my own grandkids

    Doula and childbirth educator Nancy Rae calls herself a birth junkie. Find out how this experienced doula began a lifelong journey...
  8. Pregnancy, Labor & Birth

    What you need to know about prodromal labor

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    You’re near (or past) your due date, and every night, contractions arrive like clockwork — but they don't seem to go anywhere. Learn...
  9. Pregnancy, Labor & Birth

    You're expecting a baby... so expect some major changes

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    There’s a life growing inside you — no question about that. But there are a lot of other questions, like what life as a mom will...
  10. Pregnancy, Labor & Birth

    Recovering after childbirth: When going natural pays off

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    Childbirth isn’t a contest. For many moms, an epidural is the way to go. If you’re on the fence and considering going natural, here...
  11. Pregnancy, Labor & Birth

    Mom story: I gave birth in my living room

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    Meet author Tristina Wright, a creative mom to two daughters who gave birth to her second child on her living room floor. Wright...
  12. Hookups, Breakups & Babies

    Linda Cardellini on childbirth: "It was very intense and scary"

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    Mad Men actress Linda Cardellini opens up about her difficult childbirth and the issue she had after her delivery. Sometimes...
  13. Children's Health

    Moms skip elective deliveries

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    When women know the risks of elective delivery, they are more likely to let nature take its course.
  14. Pregnancy, Labor & Birth

    Too busy for childbirth classes? Think again

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    So, your busy schedule doesn't mesh with the childbirth classes your hospital offers. And other birthing classes offered in your...
  15. New mom health and wellness

    Vaginal rejuvenation: The newest surgery fad for moms?

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    Moms worry about getting things back to normal "down there" after giving birth, but is cosmetic surgery for vaginas going too far?
  16. Pregnancy, Labor & Birth

    Doula or don’t?

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    If you’re planning on a drug-free labor, you may benefit from the assistance of a professional birth coach. Examine your birth plan...
  17. Pregnancy, Labor & Birth

    What's the deal with the pushing countdown?

    If you think about a roomful of people counting to 10, coaching you to "Push, Push!" when you think about pushing your baby out,...
  18. Pregnancy, Labor & Birth

    5 Reasons to hire a birth doula

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    Giving birth is a monumentally life-changing experience. Why do it alone? Throughout history, women have labored with the support of...
  19. Pregnancy, Labor & Birth

    Pain relief in labor

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    Labor and birth is always an unpredictable and unique experience for every woman. It is impossible to judge how the process will...
  20. First time pregnancy

    What birth is really like: The naked truth

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    You’ve made it through nine months of morning sickness, strange cravings, headaches, backaches, incessant potty breaks and other...