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WATCH: Mom’s peaceful, poignant water birth video shows the immense beauty & emotion of giving birth

WATCH: Mom's peaceful, poignant water birth video shows the immense beauty & emotion of giving birth

Giving birth should always be as peaceful as mom Audra Lynn makes it look! But we know this video of her water birth captures such a special, rare moment of calm and beauty that often eludes women during

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Mom wins $16 million lawsuit after suing hospital for traumatic birth

Mom wins $16 million lawsuit after suing hospital for traumatic birth

Caroline Malatesta gave birth to three children in traditional hospital settings, but during her fourth pregnancy, she switched to Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama, which promised

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NASA research inspired the pressure suit that saves mothers from postpartum hemorrhage

NASA research inspired the pressure suit that saves mothers from postpartum hemorrhage

It may take a village to raise a child, but sometimes it takes the whole world to save a mother. After years of research and development, one woman is leading the charge to distribute a life-saving

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New York’s new family leave law makes most workers eligible for paid time off starting in 2018

New York's new family leave law makes most workers eligible for paid time off starting in 2018

New York has become the fourth state in the country to implement a paid family leave program, requiring employers to offer up to 12 weeks of paid time off for most workers starting in 2018. NY’s law

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Experts say ‘vaginal seeding’ for C-section babies is ill-advised

Experts say 'vaginal seeding' for C-section babies is ill-advised

While we previously reported on the possible benefits of vaginal seeding for babies born via C-section, a new report in the medical journal BMJ warns that ‘vaginal seeding’ may carry some unforeseen

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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

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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

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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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