Earlier this year, the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM), the professional organization for certified nurse-midwives and certified midwives, launched the Healthy Birth Initiative™ aims to maximize women’s opportunity to have a healthy birth using their own natural physiology while avoiding u
In the United States, this week kicks off the madness fun of the holiday season. Friends and family visits, favorite dishes and desserts, time-honored traditions, along with a little chaos in between -- it's all part of the season. But if you're pregnant and due near the end of November or December,
Giving birth to a premature baby, experiencing a stay in the NICU, and bringing home a preemie all come with unique and often stressful challenges, on top of becoming a new parent or expanding your family, which are already challenging! Support and reliable information can be two of your best allies
You have a choice before you. You can participate in the awesome responsibility of decision making for you and your baby’s care during pregnancy, labor and birth, or allow routines and standards to determine your care.
My son was born early, at just 33 weeks and 6 days in my womb, a whopping five pounds, thirteen ounces. Most first time mothers carry their babies past 40 weeks; I was expecting to give birth in the already-high temperatures that creep into Georgia in late Ap