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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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Depression screening recommended for ALL pregnant and recently postnatal women

Depression screening recommended for ALL pregnant and recently postnatal women

One in seven women experience depression during their pregnancies or first year postpartum, but new moms and moms-to-be often remain silent about their struggles, whether it be due to embarrassment,

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“The Places You’ll Feed” offers a humorous view of breastfeeding written in the same vein as a Dr. Seuss book

“The Places You’ll Feed” offers a humorous view of breastfeeding written in the same vein as a Dr. Seuss book

The Places You’ll Feed may look like a Dr. Seuss book, but even a pro like Seuss probably couldn’t have tackled the topic of breastfeeding with such humor and insider knowledge. Written by a

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Trending: Moms calling hairstylists & make-up artists to the maternity ward to get photo-ready after labor & delivery

Trending: Moms calling hairstylists & make-up artists to the maternity ward to get photo-ready after labor & delivery

Perhaps it’s because moms want to look the way Duchess Kate looked mere hours after giving birth, with skillfully applied make-up that made her face glow and long locks perfectly styled and flowing

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The Mindful Mom-to-Be guide features tips for a positive, natural, healthy pregnancy and childbirth experience

The Mindful Mom-to-Be guide features tips for a positive, natural, healthy pregnancy and childbirth experience

Doulas have become increasingly popular in recent years at birthing centers, home births, and hospital settings, but they’ve actually been around for centuries. And with good reason: the presence of

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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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Chou & Chou bamboo nursing covers may also be used as a maternity top, scarf, shawl or cardigan!

Chou & Chou bamboo nursing covers may also be used as a maternity top, scarf, shawl or cardigan!

Nursing in public never looked so effortless, so stylish, or so inconspicuous. Chou & Chou’s multipurpose nursing cover goes beyond the typical layer of breastfeeding privacy: it may also be

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Umbilical cord milking found to increase blood flow and blood pressure in preterm babies born via C-section

Umbilical cord milking found to increase blood flow and blood pressure in preterm babies born via C-section

Having a premature baby can be a stressful situation for a variety of reasons, with one concern being a particular type of brain hemorrhage believed to be caused by low blood pressure. The latest

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“The Man with the Golden Arm” has saved the lives of 2 million babies by donating his blood weekly for the past 60 years

“The Man with the Golden Arm” has saved the lives of 2 million babies by donating his blood weekly for the past 60 years

When James Harrison was just 14 years-old, he received a life-saving blood transfusion during an invasive chest surgery. His father, a blood donor, encouraged him to pay it forward when he was old enough

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Mother’s exposure to DDT while pregnant linked to fourfold increase in daughter’s risk of breast cancer

Mother’s exposure to DDT while pregnant linked to fourfold increase in daughter’s risk of breast cancer

The use of DDT has been banned in the United States for over forty years, but its toxic effects continue to run rampant. A study utilizing blood samples of pregnant women from fifty years ago found that

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Richard Branson offers employees a year of fully paid maternity and paternity leave

Richard Branson offers employees a year of fully paid maternity and paternity leave

Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, has built his empire by being a trailblazer via a variety of bold and unexpected endeavors (music, tech that benefits the environment, and space travel are

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The Milky Way: an empowering, must-see documentary about breastfeeding

The Milky Way: an empowering, must-see documentary about breastfeeding

The Milky Way Documentary Trailer from Amy Rosner on Vimeo. Nurses and lactation consultants Jennifer Davidson and Chantal Molnar kept hearing similar, troubling breastfeeding stories from clients: lack

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Research suggests that children of moms who drank caffeine during pregnancy are 89% more likely to be obese

Research suggests that children of moms who drank caffeine during pregnancy are 89% more likely to be obese

Pregnancy brings many charming changes to your body, including fatigue, but you may want to reconsider using coffee as a pick-me-up. A recent study published in the International Journal of Obesity found

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Photographer Jade Beall captures realistic images of mothers’ bodies in ‘A Beautiful Body’

Photographer Jade Beall captures realistic images of mothers’ bodies in ‘A Beautiful Body’

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The best country in the world to be a mom is… (hint: it’s not the USA, which ranks 33rd)

The best country in the world to be a mom is… (hint: it’s not the USA, which ranks 33rd)

Just in time for Mother’s Day, Save the Children has released their annual “Mothers’ Index,” a scorecard of the best and worst places in the world to be a mom. Taking into

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HOW TO: Make a natural sleep aid lotion with magnesium & lavender oil for newborns, kids & adults

HOW TO: Make a natural sleep aid lotion with magnesium & lavender oil for newborns, kids & adults

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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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Gestational diabetes linked to slightly higher risk of autism in children

Gestational diabetes linked to slightly higher risk of autism in children

Thus far, information about the association between maternal diabetes and autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) has been limited, so recently a group of researchers decided to find out what, if any links

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