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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Why avoiding alcohol while pregnant is so important to baby’s health. Alchohol and Pregnancy About 1% of children are born with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. There’s only one cause for FASD, and that is consuming alcohol [...]
Pregnancy and fitness: Why working out is good for you and your bundle. Pregnancy and Fitness While keeping fit when pregnant makes sense, working out excessively doesn’t. By over doing your workout, you may start to [...]
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 [...]
What foods are dangerous to pregnant women? Foods to Avoid When it comes to pregnancy, eating for two doesn’t necessarily mean eating more. But it does mean taking your baby’s health into consideration. That means eating [...]
Why women need to take extra care of their health before conceiving a baby. Pre-Conception Health If you are planning to conceive, how you treat your body becomes very important. You’ll want to watch your alcohol [...]
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