Labor and Delivery

by Julie Snyder Ten essential postpartum items Your baby's due any day now. What will you need on hand those first few days post-delivery? Here's our 10 postpartum must-...
by Teresa J. Mitchell You've said your final good-byes at work. You've finished the nursery. You've celebrated the upcoming birth, baby shower or blessing ceremony. Now...
by Julie Snyder Have you read any of these recent headlines about birthing, midwifery and childbirth coverage? "The South Australian Deputy Coroner release...

Lowering the Risk of Toxemia

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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
Hi. I was hoping you could help me. I am now in the midst of trying for a third child. My last 2 pregnancies were horrible. I had toxemia for both and had to be put on blood pressure pills. Both were emergency c-sections. My last pregnancy was even worse they had to deliver her at 7 months because she was not growing and was showing signs of distress.

Where Is The Best Place To Give Birth?

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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant. I have read about preconception and pregnancy but my question has to do with birthing choices. When I was born my mother used a midwife at home and when my husband was born he had a doctor in a hospital. Which do you think is better? I like the idea of a home birth but when my mother-in-law was having my husband, he got stuck coming out. Is that possibly a genetic thing? He had very big shoulders! Could that possibly happen to us?

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Labor

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by Melissa Jaramillo The final days (hours?) are ticking away as the...

Delivery

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By Missy Jaramillo Are you expecting a baby, but don't have a partner...
by Melissa D. Jaramillo We are very pleased to share the...
by Melissa Jaramillo The March of Dimes just released their 2012...

Childbirth Options

by Julie Snyder Ten triggers Your due date has come and gone. Your ready to serve an eviction notice to your small resident. What can you do that might get the message across? Try one of the natural...
by Teresa J. Mitchell You've said your final good-byes at work. You'...
by Julie Snyder Have you read any of these recent headlines about...
by Patty Hardy Knowing what to expect when it comes time for your...

Men's Guide to Birth

 When a woman is in labor, it's not really the time to crack jokes, create and implement hair-brained schemes or use witty sarcasm. If you do, you'll more than likely get an earful and possibly a...
 When a woman is in labor, it's not really the time to crack jokes,...
You are pregnant, anxious and excited about the new addition to your...

The Big Day

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The Next Steps

A mom-to-be has a lot on her mind as she prepares for the birth of her baby. As she considers nursery colors, researches pediatricians, and shops for diapers and onesies, she should also add "finding...
A mom-to-be has a lot on her mind as she prepares for the birth of...
by Barbara L. Behrmann, Ph.D. "It hurt." "My baby was too sleepy to...