It’s Not About You

Often people talk about how they are made to feel "guilty" by mothers who share their successful breastfeeding or birthing stories. Here's the other side to that coin.

Can Epidurals End Post-Partum Depression?

A new study suggests that epidurals can drastically reduce the risk of PPD. The study is flawed, but does manage to show that PPD is highly complex with multiple etiologies.

Video: The Power of Oxytocin

How powerful are birth hormones? Well, you need to see this video to believe how it can transform even our most basic instincts...

The Media and Birth: How the Media Views Birth

Over two posts, I want to look at (1) how the media views birth and then (2) the implications of this view for birthing women.

Something to Prove

Natural birthers have something to prove? It's an attitude that is pervasive in our society, but is it fair? What makes people think that natural birth somehow requires some extra push to try?

“All that matters is that your child is healthy and happy”

Ever tell someone you were dissatisfied with your birth experience? That it left you feeling lost, unhappy, frustrated, or something worse? And then been told that you were selfish because you had a healthy child and all that should ever matter is that your child is healthy and happy, no matter how he or she came into the world?

Dad’s Corner: One Dad’s Take on Delivery Day

Although it would be easy to scare most expectant dads in to thinking the birthing experience is a harrowing ordeal (which for some it can be), most dads don't ever encounter the many delivery downsides.

Re:Birth Volume 5

I want to highlight the primary article in this current volume though as it is the summary of a case in Ontario that paved the way for the legalization and licensing of midwifery in Ontario.

My Birthing Story

The story of the birth of my daughter and the lessons I was able to take home from the entire experience.

Theseus’ Parenting

Every aspect of parenting can be broken down into individual components and studied to try and determine what part of it makes it work (or not work). It’s what science tries to do on a daily basis. But the question here, and one I hope to tackle, is: are we’re doing ourselves a disservice by breaking it down as such? Can certain practices only be truly understood as a whole? And if we change the constituent parts, are we really getting the same results?