Archive for 'Before Baby'

Guilt and Childbirth

Guilt and Childbirth

Why parents can feel guilty when childbirth doesn’t go as planned. Guilt and Childbirth Having a baby is a time of hope and wonderful expectations. Parents anticipate the birth by preparing the nursery, and creating their [...]

Cesarean Section

Cesarean Section

When is a cesarian section absolutely necessary?  Cesarian Section In North America, births by cesarian sections average between 25 and 30% of all births. Of course, c-sections are major surgery and with that comes risks and [...]

Doulas’ Role in Childbirth

Doulas’ Role in Childbirth

The important role of doulas during childbirth. Doulas The word doula comes from ancient Greek and means “a woman who serves”. It’s an apt definition because doulas do just that, helping women during the actual birth [...]

Father’s Role in Childbirth

Father’s Role in Childbirth

The important role dads and partners play in the delivery room. Father’s Role A few generations back, fathers weren’t even welcome in the delivery room, but were relegated to pace in the waiting room until the [...]

Homebirths

Homebirths

Are you considering childbirth at home?  Homebirths About 2% of births take place at home, and the verdict is still out on how safe they are. Some studies show that there’s higher infant mortality but less [...]

The Mother of All Pregnancy Books

The Mother of All Pregnancy Books

If you’re looking for the inside scoop on what it’s really like to have a baby, you’ve come to the right place. The Mother of All Pregnancy Books takes on tough topics most pregnancy books shy [...]

From First Kicks to First Steps

From First Kicks to First Steps

Dr. Alan Greene inspires and enlightens readers with time tested-wisdom and cutting- edge science in From First Kicks to First Steps. He helps parents understand and make the most of key windows in their babies’ development. [...]

Ecoholic Home

Ecoholic Home

We all know the earth is in dire straits because of what we do to it and dump on it every day, but we’re often at a loss about how to change things. How can we [...]

Tips for Parents Bringing Home a Newborn

Tips for Parents Bringing Home a Newborn

When you bring home your newborn baby, life alters dramatically. But there are ways to ease the transition into family life. Those first few months and weeks of a baby’s life are filled with ups and [...]

Dangers of Pesticide Exposure During Pregnancy

Dangers of Pesticide Exposure During Pregnancy

Why pregnancy is the time to avoid certain chemicals for baby’s sake. Pesticide Exposure When it comes to pregnancy, it’s important for women to be cautious around certain chemicals. Dr. Bruce Lanphear, Clinician Scientist at the [...]