Light Drinking and Pregnancy: A Review of the Research

The emotions surrounding any drinking in pregnancy are strong; however, there is still debate about the risk of light drinking in pregnancy. The current article discusses the research surrounding this topic.

CDC Basically Informs Women That They Are Incompetent

Dear Women of Childbearing Age, We regret to inform you that we have decided that you are no longer competent beings with a brain capable of making decisions about your life and how you live it.

Epigenetics and Breastfeeding

We're learning more about the role of epigenetics in our lives and new research highlights the very real role epigenetics has on our breastfeeding journeys as well as having implications for breast cancer.

Where Would You Be Safest Giving Birth? Hint: Not the USA

Where would you rather give birth - in the USA or Albania? Most of you would probably say the USA yet your chances of survival would then be lower. Yes, you as a mother are more likely to die from childbirth-related problems in the USA than Albania. Does that surprise you?

Birth Story: My CBAC & the Practice of Acceptance

Seeing the phrase “MY CBAC” in print can occasionally have the power to be painfully debilitating. I so strongly yearned for a VBAC. Yet, when I search deeply into my own psyche, I am confronted with the fact that I got everything I wanted for my baby out of my CBAC.

Five Worst Parenting Books

Jamie from I Am Not the Babysitter asked me to put this list together and I have to admit I was more disgusted than I thought putting it together.

Why “Delayed” Cord Clamping Should Be the Norm

In today’s modern birthing picture, you finish birthing your baby and the doctor immediately clamps the cord and you wait to expel the placenta before cutting. However, this isn’t actually the norm around the world (though notably there is variability worldwide in clamping practices). Often, mothers engage in what is, in our culture, called “delayed cord clamping” and there’s reason to believe we ought to be changing our norms as well…

The Vitamin K Shot

There has been speculation amongst some people that the Vitamin K shot is unnecessary and simply one of those painful procedures that is done without really considering the need. So I thought I’d do some research and share with you what I could find on the shot to help you make your educated decision.

When Pregnancy is Criminal

New research shows us how real and scary the reality is of being a pregnant woman in the United States today. Especially if you are a poor pregnant woman.

Birth Story – Shawna from Australia

Let me tell you a story about an end and a beginning. This story takes place over a very short period of time, only twelve hours, but being as it was the end of Life As We Knew It, the beginning of Motherhood for me, and the beginning of Life for you, it is a significant one. It's the story of our journey through your coming into this world.