Women have a variety of options when it comes to the childbirth process. Natural and drug-free, IVs and epidurals, hospitals or home. Birth centers are worth considering because they offer the best of both worlds.
Did you know that the United States is the only developed country on the planet that doesn’t have guaranteed maternity leave? Unfortunately that’s only the beginning. There are many things about how we handle the childbirth experience that need to change in this country.
How do you define giving birth? That’s what the argument comes down to for those who say having a baby via c-section doesn’t count as a real birth. Most women want to have a baby the natural way, and it’s true that c-sections are often done more often than necessary, but birthing a child is traumatic and amazing no matter what method they come into the world.
The Learning Channel (TLC) has been filming mothers for many years, including women who didn’t know they were pregnant, the emotional process of childbirth, and what it’s like raising a huge family. Now they’re at it again with a crazy new game show – Labor Games!
Giving birth might be the most powerful, primal, emotional experience a woman can have. Meeting your baby for the first time in the flesh is incredible. It rocks you to your core and changes you forever. Your life is no longer about you, it’s about your commitment to a new life – a life you brought into the world.
Undergoing a cesarean section is a big deal, especially if it was unexpected and unwanted, but it’s not the end of the world. This tips from Mama Natural will help speed up your body’s natural healing ability while you’re recovering at the hospital and after you’re home with baby. Read the full article here: C-Section […]
Having a baby can really work up an appetite! Labor is intense, and after working hard to bring new life into the world, moms deserve to have their cake and eat it too! Also, replace cake with “whatever the heck she wants!” This fun feature from the Baby Center shares many mothers’ first postpartum meals. […]
Most women want to have a natural childbirth. After all, it’s what our bodies are meant to do. Sometimes complications arrive that make a cesarean section necessary for both our health and our baby’s, but not every cesarean is an emergency and there’s growing concern that they’re being performed more often than they should be.
Learning that you’re going to need a cesarean section when you were hoping for a natural childbirth can be devastating, not to mention scary. If you’re pregnant now and you’re focused on doing things as naturally as possible, it may be worth looking into the “gentle cesarean” birth method, just in case unforeseen complications arise.
Childbirth is an incredible experience, but most of the time all the attention is on mom and baby. Of course that makes sense – we’re the ones in pain and going through the motions to bring new life into the world, but the fathers in the room have a valid perspective too!