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WaterAid gives a glimpse inside the hospital maternity bags of expectant mothers around the world

WaterAid gives a glimpse inside the hospital maternity bags of expectant mothers around the world

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Photographer captures new dads in a range of emotions during and after the birth of their babies

Photographer captures new dads in a range of emotions during and after the birth of their babies

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Doula-assisted birth results in fewer C-sections, reduced costs, happier moms and healthier babies

Doula-assisted birth results in fewer C-sections, reduced costs, happier moms and healthier babies

A new study makes a strong case for doula-assisted birth, as having the support of a doula during labor and delivery is shown to result in fewer preterm births, fewer Cesarean births, and more satisfied

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Nurses invent Skin to Skin C-section Drape so moms can hold their baby immediately after birth

Nurses invent Skin to Skin C-section Drape so moms can hold their baby immediately after birth

With over 50 years of combined labor and delivery nursing experience, Kimberly Jarrelle, Deborah Burbic and Jess Niccoli have seen a lot of babies being born, and their desire to facilitate immediate skin

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The Birth Stories is a supportive new group in LA where mothers can share their birthing experiences

The Birth Stories is a supportive new group in LA where mothers can share their birthing experiences

The Birth Stories is a community based in Venice, California, initiated by three doulas: Paula Mallis, Vanessa Halby and Kate Danson. It offers monthly meetings for birth story circles, as well as

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Baby Hero supplies life-saving neonatal kits to mothers with every purchase of organic, Fair Trade cotton onesies

Baby Hero supplies life-saving neonatal kits to mothers with every purchase of organic, Fair Trade cotton onesies

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These are the best and worst states in America to have a baby…

These are the best and worst states in America to have a baby…

Parenting in America is difficult. Adding a new baby to your family is an expensive endeavor from the beginning, and there are so many other things to worry about, like access to quality pediatric health

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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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