labor and delivery

  1. New Moms

    Talking about childbirth trauma can help new moms feel less alone

    For many women, childbirth trauma and abuse are real issues. And for just as many women, these topics are something that we don’t...
  2. Pregnancy

    How birth extremists are giving the rest of us a bad name

    If you want to start a mommy war, mention natural birth around a group of friends. It wasn't until I became a mother, a reader of...
  3. Pregnancy

    Z-list celeb sells tickets to watch her push out her baby

    So, if you're looking to earn some extra cash, why not sell tickets so four of your biggest fans — complete strangers, mind you —...
  4. Pregnancy

    Wisconsin hospital wants to limit your childbirth options

    On the heels of a high-profile case where a hospital threatened to perform a C-section on a mom who wanted to try for a VBAC, we...
  5. Pregnancy

    Florida woman ordered to have a C-section against her will

    A Florida mother of three wants to try for a vaginal birth after three Caesarean sections, but her medical provider is threatening...
  6. Pregnancy

    Startling documentary examines America's sky-high C-section rates

    One in every three American babies is born through a C-section. Is that number too high?
  7. Pregnancy

    Here's another reason to stop feeling guilty about your epidural

    Epidurals may be more than just a miracle method for (theoretically) pain-free childbirth. New data shows that epidurals may yield a...
  8. Baby

    Stunning GoPro video captures Texas mom giving birth outside the hospital

    Childbirth educator Kristin Dickerson inadvertently stars in one of the most shocking birth videos ever to be caught on camera....
  9. Pregnancy

    Do I need a doula and a midwife?

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    If you think having a midwife means you don't need a doula, think again. While doulas and midwives may have similar approaches to...
  10. Baby

    Amazing birth photos capture gay dads meeting their son

    Grab the tissues. These photos of two dads meeting their son for the first time will melt your heart. It's a beautiful reminder that...
  11. Pregnancy and Baby

    SheKnows guide to giving birth

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    We’ve taken the childbirth classes, gotten up to speed on epidurals and have our bags packed. But this guide will give women the...
  12. Baby

    How your placenta could save your life

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    Placenta pills do more than you might think — these moms share how they helped ward off postpartum depression in a huge way.
  13. Pregnancy

    The risks of using a birthing center

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    Birthing centers have recently surged in popularity. But before you sign up to labor at a birth center instead of a hospital, here's...
  14. Pregnancy

    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...
  15. Pregnancy

    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,...
  16. Pregnancy

    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...
  17. Pregnancy

    This mom had a lightning-fast VBAC birth

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    Stacy was expecting her third baby, but she and her husband weren’t prepared for how quickly little Conley entered the world....
  18. Pregnancy

    What’s the deal with birth hypnosis?

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    Instead of relying on medicine for pain relief, some moms use hypnosis to cope with the pain of labor and delivery. What’s it...
  19. Pregnancy

    Why home birth is becoming more popular

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    More moms are staying home when it comes to childbirth. What is driving this return to home birth, and what is the appeal?
  20. Pregnancy

    Only a midwife for me

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    Whether you work with a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) or lay midwife, you deserve holistic,...