The Sublime Benefits of a Doula-assisted Childbirth

by ParentCo.

Translated from ancient Greek, “doula” means “woman who serves." Having one attend your birth may be helpful in ways you'd never imagine.

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10 Things Your Partner Might Do When You're Giving Birth That Will Make You Want to Hurt Them

by ParentCo.

It can be hard to find something constructive to do or say when supporting a woman in labor. But husbands, you can at least try.

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Doctors Tried to Scare Me Out of a VBAC

by ParentCo.

Childbirth doesn't always go as planned, but when choosing a doctor, it's important that they make you feel heard.

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In Pregnancy and in Life, It's All Temporary

by Julia Pelly

The intense states that come and go in the weeks of a pregnancy are, in many ways, a prelude of what's to come.

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The Pregnancy Post to End All Pregnancy Posts

by ParentCo.

For the first time in my online adult life, I was experiencing something privately without making a show of it and without needing to know if anyone noticed or liked me experiencing it.

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What Does it Mean to Want a Girl? 

by Julia Pelly

As I puzzled over my desire for a girl, my husband wondered why I was stressing when we had no control over the outcome anyway.

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Marijuana Use in Pregnancy Is Major Risk for Pre-Term Birth

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New research finds a direct link between continued marijuana use during pregnancy and pre-term birth.

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Large study suggests that flu shots for moms protect infants too.

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Scientists Capture Flash of Light at Moment of Conception

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At the exact moment a sperm penetrates an egg, the latter releases billions of zinc atoms from its surface which spark off.

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A photo series that shows a more realistic version of impending motherhood

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Danielle Guenther isn't taking pregnancy photos of moms-to-be silhouetted in their bedroom windows. She's taking them of women barfing in their purse.

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Thank Goodness for Pregnant Friends

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You will always have too much baby crap. That is, until you finally find a friend who’s pregnant.

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Pregnant at 41—5 Reasons NOT to Panic

Pregnant at 41—5 Reasons NOT to Panic

by Laura Richards

The phrase, “I’m too old for this” kept looping through my mind as I was lumbering about heavily pregnant with my fourth child at age 41.

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Having Kids Using a Sperm Donor

by ParentCo.

It’s not a lesbian thing. It’s a biology thing. Some straight parents can't create families through sex either. But parents are parents are parents.

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Panel Recommends Screening for Postpartum Depression During Pregnancy

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As many as 1 in 5 women experience depression during and/or after birth. Here's why we have to change the way we look at, and screen for, postpartum depression.

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Pregnant Travelers Need to Know About Zika Virus

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Zika virus, spread by mosquitos, may be causing a birth defect called microcephaly: babies born with small heads and severe brain damage.

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Sleep? More Like "Choose Your Own Adventure"

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Link: Fetal Cells May Protect Mom From Disease Long After The Baby's Born

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Why I Recommend Doulas to All of My Friends

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A doula's job is thought to be coaching laboring mothers, but I was most thankful for the way she prepared us for what would actually happen.

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Childbirth is finally getting the cultural treatment it deserves

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Delaying cord clamping may have long term benefits

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Looking Back at the Most Popular Baby Names of 2015

by ParentCo.

Need help naming your baby? Choose from one the most popular names of 2015. #dumpcake

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