Before getting to the birth you need to understand why and how we ended up with an Unassisted Birth. It was a journey.
I learned early on that I was having di/di twins. This means each baby has their own sac and their own placenta. I was not excited. I spent very little of my pregnancy actually excited. Immediately, the midwives threw a whole list of twin risks at me, and told me I was … Keep Reading!!!
International nonprofit WaterAid has come out with a series of photos focussing on what moms around the world pack in their bags when preparing to give birth. The goal is to raise awareness of the lack of clean water, hygiene and sanitation in many areas. In some areas it is so bad that hospitals don’t even have safe water access.
Katy Shaw is 31.
In her bag she packs toiletries, snacks, diapers, hat, socks, mittens, clothes and swaddles … Keep Reading!!!
A birth advocacy group from Rome has come up with this genius video showing what it would be like if conception was treated the same way as birth is in most hospitals.
They nailed it! (yes, a sex pun)
Written by Nikki Waring
Eleven-year-old Catilin Burke found herself acting as midwife for her baby sister’s birth, earlier this month. Her mother’s labor started as she was getting ready for school. Caitlin called an ambulance for her mom, Tara Knightley, but her little sister was in a hurry to meet her.
With some guidance, Caitlin caught Elsa-Monet, at 7:17am, as she entered the world. Caitlin then unraveled her sister from the cord, which she was wrapped in, and handed Elsa-Monet to her mother. … Keep Reading!!!
During the 3rd inning of the Padres-Giants game on Thursday night the real excitement was happening off the field where baby Levi was making sure his mother had a memorable birth story to share with the world.
Mom and Dad went to cheer on their team before their family expanded but Levi had other plans. Mom, who was 39 weeks pregnant, went into labour but didn’t make it out of stadium. Fortunately, Giant’s catcher and “sorta doctor” Buster Posey was … Keep Reading!!!
Featured image credit: One Tree Photography
Not that long ago women birthed alone, only doctors and nurses trained to see such horrors were allowed to be with expectant moms. Men were in the waiting room, hands full of cigars, anxiously awaiting the doctor to come out and announce if they had a new daughter or son. He dared not see his wife in any state other than dolled up making his dinner. Friends and family waited at home for carrier … Keep Reading!!!
“Do you want to know what it is like to have fourth? Just imagine your drowning and someone hands you a baby.”
An 8-year-old Jazmine McEnaney from Tampa, Fla., girl helped deliver her baby brother at home while awaiting paramedics to arrive.
Krystle Garcia, Jazmine’s mother, had no signs of labor prior to her water breaking, but soon found herself in rapidly progressing labor.
The mother immediately realized this was an emergency situation and asked Jazmine to grab the cordless phone and dial 911.
Jazmine admitted to being “a little freaked out” (understandably), but luckily Emily Hall was the dispatcher that … Keep Reading!!!