You can collect your baby's cord blood and save it. Years later, it can be used in case of emergencies with your child or transplanted to a patient who suffers from cancer or rare genetic disorders.
Most parents don't realize they can be in charge of their baby's birth experience. Unless there are specific restrictions, you can choose how labor and delivery will flow as well as your baby's care after birth. You have the right to be included in decisions being made and the right to say "no."
Unassisted childbirth, also known as "freebirthing," is a growing trend in the United States and the UK. You might wonder why anyone would consider having their baby without an attendant. Learn about the pro's and con's.
A new study published in the Cochrane Library, has concluded that there is strong evidence that drug-based pain relieving methods are more effective at relieving labor pain than non-drug approaches.
While most Americans are having babies in sterile hospital rooms, celebrities have been seen researching their options and exploring ways to make pregnancy and birth less painful. Their methods are even affordable for us "common folk"!
A recent study found that more women undergoing an epidural run a fever during labor. As mother's temperature rose, the baby was more likely to experience problems.
In a sadly ironic moment, Caroline Lovell of Australia, an outspoken advocate for legal protection and midwife funding in Australia, died on January 24th, 24-hours after being rushed to the hospital during labor.
Have you decided which birthing options will be best for your family? While many moms decide to give birth in hospitals, others seek out alternatives that fit their lifestyles.
Experts say the advice women receive prior to discharge from hospital after c-section needs to be revised to consider the context of women's and their families' lived reality.
We recently had an exclusive opportunity to connect with Dr. Stuart Jones and one of his head nurses, Amanda Monaghan of "One Born Every Minute," on LifetimeTV. See what they have to say about the show and the families!