green pregnancy

Doctors may be able to predict preterm labor by examining microbes in mom’s body

Doctors may be able to predict preterm labor by examining microbes in mom’s body

It’s pretty much common knowledge that levels of so-called ‘healthy bacteria’ in one’s body can have a huge impact on a person’s overall health. Researchers at Stanford University have published

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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 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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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High-definition ultrasound scans show how fetuses react to mom smoking cigarettes

High-definition ultrasound scans show how fetuses react to mom smoking cigarettes

Image: 4D scans showing a sequence of movements displayed by two fetuses at 32 weeks gestation. The image shows fetal movements in a fetus whose mother is a smoker (top) and a fetus whose mother is a

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“3 Pregnant Dads” wear 33 lb pregnancy suits to see how it feels to be an expecting mother

“3 Pregnant Dads” wear 33 lb pregnancy suits to see how it feels to be an expecting mother

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HOW TO: Make solid baby lotion bars using only three ingredients

HOW TO: Make solid baby lotion bars using only three ingredients

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Long-term use of hormonal contraceptives linked to increased risk of brain tumors

Long-term use of hormonal contraceptives linked to increased risk of brain tumors

New research published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology says that women who use hormonal birth control methods long-term may be at an increased risk for developing brain tumors. During

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BPA alternative linked to hyperactivity & abnormal brain cell development

BPA alternative linked to hyperactivity & abnormal brain cell development

The most common chemical used as an alternative to bisphenol-A (BPA) products could be just as bad for humans as BPA itself. A new study by the University of Calgary shows that bisphenol-S (BPS) is also

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HOW TO: Make sleepy time bath salts with magnesium

HOW TO: Make sleepy time bath salts with magnesium

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