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The practice of ‘Seeding’ lets mothers pass on healthy bacteria from their birth canal to babies born via C-section

The practice of ‘Seeding’ lets mothers pass on healthy bacteria from their birth canal to babies born via C-section

Seeding sounds like something you do in your garden in the springtime, but it’s also the term being used for a new practice, meant to expose babies born via Cesarean section to the antibodies they would

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Study finds LGBT parents and those with four or more kids are the happiest parents

Study finds LGBT parents and those with four or more kids are the happiest parents

More kids means more stress, right? Nope. According to an Australian study, parents with four or more children as well as gay and lesbian parents experience more satisfaction than others. Concluding five

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The Mama Sherpas documentary highlights the importance of midwives in halting America’s rising C-section rate

The Mama Sherpas documentary highlights the importance of midwives in halting America’s rising C-section rate

From executive producers Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein (The Business of Being Born) comes The Mama Sherpas, a documentary film about the growing shift in the birth industry and the increasing role of

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Mom shares amazing photo of dyed placenta to show the miracle of her triplets’ survival

Mom shares amazing photo of dyed placenta to show the miracle of her triplets’ survival

An Australian mother of newborn triplets shared a photo on Facebook of her babies’ placenta to illustrate how the amazing organ supported the lives of her little ones in utero. Her doctors dyed the

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Exercise during pregnancy lowers risk of C-section & high birth weight for baby

Exercise during pregnancy lowers risk of C-section & high birth weight for baby

Most moms-to-be have likely heard about the benefits of exercising during pregnancy in terms of keeping their own weight in check and avoiding birth complications, but now a new study shows that prenatal

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Two midwives delivered the new royal baby princess

Two midwives delivered the new royal baby princess

When the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, gave birth on Saturday, two midwives were at her side: Arona Ahmed and her boss, Jacqui Dunkley-Bent, Professor of midwifery at Imperial College Healthcare

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Woman sues her doctor for assault and battery over unwanted episiotomy during her baby’s delivery

Woman sues her doctor for assault and battery over unwanted episiotomy during her baby’s delivery

Imagine being given an episiotomy with absolutely no explanation as to why, especially after you’ve told the doctor not to make the cut. This is exactly what recently happened to one mom,

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C-section rate in the United States is DOUBLE what is recommended by the World Health Organization

C-section rate in the United States is DOUBLE what is recommended by the World Health Organization

Compared to Brazilians, who clock in at a Caesarean section rate of 52%, the American C-section rate of 32.7% might not seem so high. However, the U.S. percentage is currently double the World Health

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Low-cost, inflatable MOM Incubator designed to decrease the death rate of premature babies in refugee camps

Low-cost, inflatable MOM Incubator designed to decrease the death rate of premature babies in refugee camps

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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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