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
Baby-friendly hospitals are closing their nurseries so mothers can focus on breastfeeding & bonding with their newborns
After I gave birth, I wanted to keep my son as close to me as possible, and he stayed by my side until we left the hospital a few days later. With him nearby, we could focus on breastfeeding, learn his
Talking about postpartum depression (and diminishing the stigma around it) is becoming more commonplace as fewer women feel like they should suffer in silence. Struggling with postpartum anxiety, PTSD or
Most of us tell our kids to eat lots of fresh fruit to get strong, healthy, and smart. According to a new study, we should be taking that advice ourselves while pregnant. A study published in
A new high-tech breast pump promises a gentler, more peaceful pumping experience for nursing mothers
A new breast pump on the market is raising the bar to provide a more comfortable and data-driven pumping experience for new mothers. The Naya Health Smart Pump is a water-based hydraulic system that
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
Another day, another round of folks appalled by mothers breastfeeding their babies. When will the madness end? For mom and new business owner, 22 year-old Charlotte Purdie, it’s just beginning.
Fairygodboss website dubbed the 'Yelp of maternity leave' policies, rates the best companies for women
Amidst all the excitement and nervousness that comes with being pregnant, many moms-to-be are already looking anxiously at their post-birth time with baby and wondering about how long they will have for
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
A breakthrough in medical research has uncovered a cause for multiple miscarriages, and could lead to new prevention methods. Researchers at Britain’s University of Warwick discovered that a lack of
Daddy Caddy email service delivers daily tips to show dads how to help moms during the first month with a newborn
Most new parents are totally clueless, regardless of how many parenting books we read, but one of you just spent nine months gestating and then delivering a baby, so it’s nice when Dad jumps in to
CDC says pesticide-treated clothing reduces risk of Zika virus, but are the chemicals really safe for people to wear?
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has been quick to issue public warnings about the threat of contracting Zika virus, for people who plan on traveling to at-risk areas. Medical researchers are still
New study warns Vitamin D deficiency in pregnancy could greatly increase risk of multiple sclerosis in children
A new medical study says a Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy could increase the risk of having a child who develops Multiple Sclerosis (MS), a disease that attacks the nervous system. Researchers at
One free hospital serving more than a million people that covers an area the size of Connecticut: that’s the reality of life in Mandera, a remote northeastern region of Kenya near the borders of
Study finds that eating chocolate while pregnant improves placental function and decreases the risk of preeclampsia
Pregnant ladies, we have news that will be music to your ears. According to a new study, eating chocolate could actually aid in fetal growth and help with placental function. In equally awesome news,
I want a kraamverzorgster, and so should you. This amazing nurse is a common part of Dutch post-natal health services. This trained health worker, who sounds like a hybrid of your best friend and your
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