My daughter was just over two when I got pregnant for a second time. Supported by a great prenatal practice with Barefoot Yoga in Oakland and a local doula group, I had a healthy and smooth pregnancy with her.
My labor started about a week past term. After a full labor and four
This week is National Midwifery week, and so OF COURSE we are celebrating! Lamaze believes that midwives play a critical role in the health and well being of women during pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and beyond. If you are pregnant and have never considered a midwife for your care, or have unclear
Currently, 15.5 percent of the United States population -- more than 50 million people -- are uninsured. No matter the reason why, being pregnant and uninsured can feel scary and overwhelming. Getting prenatal care throughout pregnancy, and especially early pregnancy (by 8 weeks or once your
September is Infant Mortality Awareness Month -- a time to raise awareness and educate parents and caregivers on practices that help all children reach their first birthday. It's not always possible to prevent or correct the reasons why some babies die in their first year, but there are many proven
Last week, parts of the internet were aflame with new research suggesting that social media -- in particular expectant parent forums -- is partly responsible for increasing women's fear of childbirth. Senior research fellow Catriona Jones of University of Hull, United Kingdom, came up with this find