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Birth should be an empowering experience. Here you’ll find information on how to prepare for labor, birth care options, vaginal vs. c-section births, what to pack in your hospital bag and more.

I Had A Natural Childbirth, But I’m Not Sure I’d Do It Again

I Had A Natural Childbirth, But I’m Not Sure I’d Do It Again

Most mamas-to-be stress over the decision to have a natural, vaginal childbirth, yet all birth is natural. What we should be focusing on is not the details in how our babies come to us, but how we can best be supported before, during, and after childbirth.

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The Doula Renaissance

The Doula Renaissance

With clinical studies showing a reduced need for medical intervention when a doula is present and mamas like Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Amy Schumer singing their praises, we’re seeing a huge surge in the popularity of hiring a doula. From birth plan advocacy to providing emotional and physical support throughout labor and delivery, here’s why you may want one by your side.

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Pregnancy in Your 40s: Everything You Need to Know

Pregnancy in Your 40s: Everything You Need to Know

Having a baby at 40 does come with some added risk. The older a woman gets, the higher the risk for premature labor, miscarriage and other complications. But, don’t let the words “advanced maternal age” scare you – you can still have a healthy pregnancy in your forties! Whether it’s your first child or your third, here’s everything you need to know about pregnancy after 40.

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