Thousands of fans, including moms, applauded HGTV's Christina Anstead for sharing a photo of what mom life really looks like.
A mother was allegedly sent home from the hospital and told to return when her contractions became more intense. Four hours later, her husband helped her give birth in their bathtub.
Shantel and Jamison Espaillat had planned to get married at City Hall on Monday, more than two months ahead of Shantel’s Sept. 2 due date. But instead, they themselves in a hospital.
Kayla Rae Reid and Ryan Lochte welcomed their second child on June 17. Now, the former model is opening up about the toll the pregnancy has taken on her body.
Researchers are now calling for a standardised method of assessing women’s feelings towards their changing bodies during pregnancy.
Now that we live in a world of elective C-sections, people have a lot to say about women who go the route of a caesarean birth. “A new day and what seems to be another new post from someone insinuating that giving birth by cesarean means that you didn’t give birth. Can we please just stop?!” pleads Jodie Shaw in a Facebook post for Birth Without Fear.
By now, numerous studies have shown that there are some serious benefits to new moms practicing skin to skin contact the moment a baby is delivered. According to the La Leche League of Canada (LLL), skin to skin contact between mother and baby immediately after birth “helps regulate the baby’s temperature, breathing, heart rate and sugar levels. For mothers who plan to breastfeed, skin to skin increases the level of prolactin your body produces, increasing milk supply and helping babies to latch.
Carriage House Birth recently posted an image of Rebecca McKeever on their Instagram account feeding her newborn daughter Andromeda moments after birth. “A lactation consultant came to our hospital room to ask if we needed help,” McKeever tells The Huffington Post. “She smiled and melted with each drop,” McKeever says.