Not everyone is on-board with home birth. Home-birthers often have a wacky, granola reputation. The next level up from the home-birther is the free-birther — the mom who chooses to forgo medical assistance during childbirth and let nature take its course.Read Full Story
Eating placenta is the hot new parenting craze passed on by Earth Mother celebrities, but Baylor University Medical Center doctors are not on board. To bypass this hospital policy, moms are doing whatever it takes to get their placenta home for a yummy snack — including smuggling it out of the hospital in a cooler.Read Full Story
For many women, childbirth trauma and abuse are real issues. And for just as many women, these topics are something that we don’t feel comfortable talking about in public or even to our closest confidants. The only way to change this veil of secrecy over the birth experience is to start opening up without shame, as these women have done on social media.Read Full Story
Braxton Hicks, while great practice for the uterus, can be a real nuisance to an expecting mother in the final days. Here are some characteristics of true contractions to help determine if you are feeling the real thing, or just those darn Braxton Hicks.Read Full Story
You’ve made it through nine months of morning sickness, strange cravings, headaches, backaches, incessant potty breaks and other less-than-spectacular pregnancy symptoms. But you know that you still haven’t faced the real battle yet.Read Full Story
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