The Big Day

  • Cord Blood Facts

    Cord blood is a non-controversial source of "stem cells," which has the ability to differentiate into any type of blood cell and stimulate new growth throughout the body. It is being used in the treatment of over 40 life-threatening diseases.

  • Before Hiring a Midwife

    Before you hire a midwife, be sure to interview several carefully. Take your time reviewing their history, call up their references, have a list of questions handy, research the legal issues in your state and ask the midwife for proof of her certification.

  • Orgasmic Birth: The Best-Kept Secret

    Orgasmic Birth, visual storytelling at its best, is Debra Pascali-Bonaro's response to the crisis in birth today, with its increasing obstetric medicalization of labor and escalating cesarean section rates. It alternates nine birth stories with commentary by midwives, physicians, and educators.

  • Cord Blood 101: The Essential Basic Knowledge of Cord Blood Science

    During pregnancy, options of 4-D ultrasound, high resolution ultrasound, pre-implantation genetic sampling and placental cord blood stem cell storage are several among many choices that will have to be considered.

  • Podcast: The Politics of Birthing

    Episode 8: The Politics of Birthing with Cynthia Flynn, CNM, PhD. - September 17, 2009 Listen Now

  • Top Ten Tips for Creating Your Birth Plan

    Many pregnant women feel unprepared for one of the hardest and yet most rewarding days of their lives, the day they give birth to a child.

  • The "organizer junkie's" guide to getting ready for baby

    There isn't a "one-size fits all" organizational method that works for everyone. But we can help you get the whole "getting ready for baby" experience to be a pleasantly organized one. Find out how!

  • Labor soon?

    Just wondering... I am 37 weeks pregnant with my second child - you would think I would have this down but I have forgotten a lot of this... I am having tons of braxton hicks, sharp pain down there, especially if I get up at all and walking for over 10 minutes, forget it! I know that noone can predict it for sure but does anyone have an idea of how far away labor is and should I wait until full blown contractions start to go to hospital? I'm 30 minutes away from it... Any thoughts would be appreciated!

  • Fueling Up During Labor

    Women need energy for labor. Is eating and drinking during labor only natural or is it a bad idea? Learn what research says regarding conventional obstetrical practices.