The Big Day

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • MY FIRST MIRCALE COME TRUE

    I'VE BEEN PREGNANT BEFORE BUT MY DAUGHTER DIED 2HRS AFTER I HAD HER. SO THIS LITTLE GUY IS TRUELY A DREAM COME TO ME AND MY HUSBAND BECAUSE OF OUR PAST PROBLEMS WITH MY HEALTH SO I'M GLAD I'M ALMOST AT MY GOAL WEEK SO I CAN HAVE MY SON DALE JR.

  • Why Ice Chips Can Chip Away at a Healthy Birth

    During one of the most physically intense events of their lives, women are still routinely limited to ice chips and sips of water during labor, despite strong research showing no benefit, and possible harm to women and their babies.

  • What Does a Doula Do? Birth Coaching for an Easy, Joyful, Loving Birth

    This is an informative and positive handbook, it combines practical tips with personal birth stories to help Mum and Dad to stay calm, enjoy the pregnancy and achieve a more natural birth.

  • Birth Bag Tips and Checklist

    Whether you're giving birth at a hospital or birthing center, it doesn't so much matter the where as the 'what' to bring with you. Remember, only bring what makes sense to you and leave your valuables at home -- it will be one less thing to worry about. This is a comprehensive list that you can use as a guide to pick and choose the items that seem right for you.

  • Pregnant with Baby #3

    I just turned 30 and after being told at the age of 18 that it would be difficult for me to have children, I have 2 beautiful boys and a third baby on the way. We are able to conceive the first month we tried this time and I'm very excited. I'm also nervous because my second son was a high risk pregnancy.

  • Picking The Right Mastectomy Swimwear

    Breast surgery often requires some wardrobe alterations. A lot of women are not comfortable wearing the same things they once wore, including swimsuits.

  • PUSH: Fight the Power

    Sarah hijacked this entry, which is fine with me. After all, it's her uterus; maybe it should be her words, too.... They were also starting to hurt really bad. For some reason I kept yelling "Ouchie Momma!" When I tried to shower, it took forever because I had to stop every time a contraction came.

  • Are you interested in prenatal yoga?

    Are you interested in learning more about prenatal yoga and its benefits?
    If so, global yoga specialist, Jiivana has just launched its renowned prenatal yoga DVD, Bliss From Within, in the UK today. The DVD has been endorsed by The National Association of Childbirth Educators and is seen to be the most comprehensive prenatal Yoga DVD on the market.

    For a clip from the DVD please visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yreizEBmwHs
    or to order a copy and get £3 off visit www.jiivana.co.uk and type in the promotional code: JiivanaUK1000.