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Improving Birth’s Photo Project Brings to Light Birth Traumas Women Suffer

Improving Birth’s Photo Project Brings to Light Birth Traumas Women Suffer

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Umbilical Cord Burning: Separating Mom & Baby at Birth with a Slow Bonding Ritual

Umbilical Cord Burning: Separating Mom & Baby at Birth with a Slow Bonding Ritual

It’s common practice in the United States to have your partner, midwife or doctor cut your baby’s umbilical cord almost immediately after birth, even though research says we clamp and cut the

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C-Sections Cause Genetic Changes in Babies that May Lead to Increased Risk of Cancer, Asthma & Diabetes in Later Life

C-Sections Cause Genetic Changes in Babies that May Lead to Increased Risk of Cancer, Asthma & Diabetes in Later Life

According to a new study, infants born via Cesarean section as opposed to vaginal birth, may experience epigenetic changes. Epigenetics are factors that can influence genetics. Basically, epigenetic

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Reality Series ‘Born in the Wild’ Documents Women Giving Birth in the Great Outdoors

Reality Series ‘Born in the Wild’ Documents Women Giving Birth in the Great Outdoors

We’re familiar with home birth, Lotus birth, DIY freebirthing experiences, and even dolphin-assisted birth, but giving birth out in the wild is a concept that definitely piques our interest. The

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NuuNest is an Around-the-Clock App for All Your Newborn Needs

NuuNest is an Around-the-Clock App for All Your Newborn Needs

Even though people have been raising babies since the dawn of man — the little bundles of joy still remain a mystery in myriad ways. They arrive into the world a few weeks early or several days

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Birthing Warrior Aims to Strengthen Your Pre- and Post-Natal Body Via Suspension Training

Birthing Warrior Aims to Strengthen Your Pre- and Post-Natal Body Via Suspension Training

Labor and delivery are intense experiences, and we firmly believe in preparing yourself mentally and physically for the task… as well as helping your body recover and regain strength after giving

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Earth Mama Angel Baby Products Achieve Non-GMO Project Verification

Earth Mama Angel Baby Products Achieve Non-GMO Project Verification

Your favorite baby + mama company just got even better! Earth Mama Angel Baby’s herbal pregnancy teas and herbal personal care products have always been wonderfully pure and safe, but now the company

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ACOG Urges Doctors to Allow Longer Labor & Pushing Stages to Help Reduce C-Section Rates

ACOG Urges Doctors to Allow Longer Labor & Pushing Stages to Help Reduce C-Section Rates

Photo by Shutterstock A new document developed jointly by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, aims to help lower cesarean delivery

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Will Placenta Smoothies be the Next Post Birth Trend?

Will Placenta Smoothies be the Next Post Birth Trend?

Photo by Shutterstock Recently, former America’s Next Top Model contestant Lisa D’Amato tweeted a little afterbirth news for her fans, “Prepped my 1st placenta “hers and his”

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HOW TO: Raise Green Kids from Pregnancy Through College: Pregnancy Edition

HOW TO: Raise Green Kids from Pregnancy Through College: Pregnancy Edition

Photo by Shutterstock Did you know that it takes an astounding 6,570 days to raise a child from birth to college? And you thought 9 months of pregnancy seemed long. 6,570 days equals a whole lot of

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I Ate My Placenta And It Was Great!

I Ate My Placenta And It Was Great!

The first time I gave birth, my midwife thoughtfully held up my placenta and asked me: “Jill, do you want me to pack this up for you so that you can take it home?” I looked at her like she had

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Women in Zimbabwe Charged $5 Per Scream While Giving Birth

Women in Zimbabwe Charged $5 Per Scream While Giving Birth

Image courtesy of Shutterstock Transparency International, the global coalition against corruption, recently reveled that a local hospital in Zimbabwe was making women pay the equivalent of $5 USD for

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FDA Warns Pregnant Women That Magnesium Sulfate May Cause Bone Abnormalities in Babies

FDA Warns Pregnant Women That Magnesium Sulfate May Cause Bone Abnormalities in Babies

About one in every ten babies in the United States is born preterm, meaning that labor starts before week 37 of a woman’s pregnancy. Magnesium sulfate has previously been used as an off-label

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‘Solar Suitcase’ Saves Mothers & Babies Lives by Providing a Vital Light Source During Childbirth

‘Solar Suitcase’ Saves Mothers & Babies Lives by Providing a Vital Light Source During Childbirth

In the developing world, giving birth can be a dangerous affair. Mortality rates are high for expectant mothers, mainly in third world countries, reaching 300,000 deaths each year. While women are

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Frequently Used Labor Induction Drug Pitocin May Have Adverse Effects on Newborns

Frequently Used Labor Induction Drug Pitocin May Have Adverse Effects on Newborns

Image courtesy of Shutterstock According to new research presented at the Annual Clinical Meeting of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), labor induction via the hormone

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AAP’s New Home Birth Policy Implies There are No Worthwhile Benefits to Giving Birth at Home

AAP’s New Home Birth Policy Implies There are No Worthwhile Benefits to Giving Birth at Home

Image Courtesy of Shutterstock Due to a slow rising number of home births in America, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released a new policy statement, “Planned Home Birth.” Published this

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The Lifewrap First Aid Device is Saving Mothers’ Lives All Over the World

The Lifewrap First Aid Device is Saving Mothers’ Lives All Over the World

A woman dies every 4 minutes somewhere in the world from complications associated with obstetric hemorrhage, in which a woman bleeds heavily, usually just after giving birth. Dr. Sullen Miller, Director

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New iPad Program Enables Moms to Bond With Their Infants in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

New iPad Program Enables Moms to Bond With Their Infants in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

When a newborn requires placement in the neonatal intensive care unit and his mom is non-ambulatory on another floor of the hospital, due to a C-section or other birth complications, it makes the bonding

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