Last weekend, when discussing childbirth among women at my husband's firehouse, mostly girlfriends and wives, I was shocked when most of the women discussed wanting a natural birth. It was a pleasant
Both men and women in less-industrialized nations used to, and in some places still do, squat on a daily basis in their jobs, to use the bathroom and as a means of waiting, eating or resting. We Weste
I looked at my second pregnancy as a "do over" for the surgical birth of my first. I truly wanted an unmedicated, natural Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, also known as VBAC. I didn't realized how much r
Q:I think I want to have a more natural labor and birth -- or at the very least, I want the options available to me in my birth setting. What questions should I ask my care provider to make sure that
Ah, the power of hindsight. As a mother of two, I often think about the many silly things I agonized over during the pregnancy, birth and newborn days of my first baby.