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  1. Other
    There's so much to know about childbirth, and it seems like the whole world wants to tell you what they know. Wouldn't it be great, though, if all you needed to know about birth made clear was in one place? If someone compassionate and focused on empowering you in your birth journey was at your...
  2. Pregnancy & Birth
    Births don't always go according to plan. This mama's homebirth plans changed rapidly when her midwife dropped her from care at 38 weeks. We all have a particular plan in mind when we envision our births, and changing those plans abruptly can be hard to accept. Autumn Reese, a mom of two from...
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    Many woman desire intervention-free births, but only a small minority end up having the birth that they envisioned. A new Australian study sheds light on a variety of factors that may help to promote or prohibit "normal birth." The idea of a normal birth varies from woman to woman. While some...
  4. Pregnancy & Birth
    This German mother of six gives new meaning to natural birth, as she shares a video of her unassisted home birth in her children's playground. Mothering viewers may not be as surprised as the rest of the world to read about Sarah Schmid. The 36-year-old mother of six is known for her extensive...
  5. Pregnancy & Birth
    I knew little about birth when I first became pregnant. Sifting through my friends' stories helped me make good decisions about my birth. When I became pregnant, I certainly didn't know what kind of birth I wanted. Actually, I had assumed that whatever happened during birth was out of anyone's...
  6. Pregnancy & Birth
    My first baby was born in a birth center with midwives. I had access to a birthing tub and shower. I could stay mobile through my entire labor, and I ate and stayed hydrated. All of that was helpful, but there was one unexpected tool that ended up being my favorite: a heated rice sock. It's no...
  7. Pregnancy & Birth
    A new study offers reassurance for women who want to have a water birth. In fact, doing so might help avoid an epidural. An increasing number of hospitals are offering women the option of laboring in a warm tub. However, not all facilities allow the actual birth to occur in the water, citing...
  8. Pregnancy & Birth
    James Van Der Beek shares a glimpse into his family's beautifully chaotic home birth. There are few things that Mothering loves more than skin-to-skin contact, delayed cord clamping, and the home birth of a healthy baby. Apparently, James Van Der Beek and his wife Kimberly feel the same. The...
  9. Green Goods
    In many cultures, the weeks following the birth of a baby are rich with ceremonies and traditions allowing new mothers an opportunity to heal. I will never forget a birth story I heard years ago. The mother shared that she gave birth to her son in the morning and was back on the floor for her...
  10. Green Goods
    Plenty of women preserve and eat their placenta after birth, but is it safe? The largest study to date on the topic says yes! Call it a fad, trendy, or something crunchy-moms do, but an increasingly large number of women are choosing to consume their placenta after birth. Citing improved mood...
  11. Pregnancy & Birth
    Birth is notoriously difficult to control. The most thought-out and detailed birth plan can become a lost cause, but there are three powerful things you can control. Your birth experience will affect how you feel about yourself, your child, and your ability to parent. I have a working theory...
  12. Pregnancy & Birth
    Fox Valley Birth And Baby is a doula and photography agency that specializes in helping pregnant mamas create beautiful memories. Based in Northeast Wisconsin, Fox Valley Birth and Baby is run by four passionate moms who have attended nearly 300 births combined. Their work has garnered media...
  13. Pregnancy & Birth
    To say that I was naïve during my first pregnancy is an understatement. But then again, who really knows what they are doing before having a baby? I swear that I must have been a Boy Scout in a former life because I live their motto day-in-and-day-out: Be prepared. When I became pregnant for...
  14. Pregnancy & Birth
    Anyone who has experienced childbirth can tell you that it's hard. Here is an affirmation for when you feel defeated. Natural birth proponents often compare drug-free birth to running a marathon. It's not easy, but you can do it, and you feel great about it afterwards! One of the aspects of...
  15. Pregnancy & Birth
    For the birth of her third child, Kathleen Fleury, a busy working mother from coastal Maine, decided to put hypnobirthing to the test. This is her story. For the birth of my third child, my birthing cave was decorated just as I had imagined: soft chiffon ribbons of fabric were draped across my...
  16. Baby
    These photos depict the moments right after a tourist gave birth to her baby in The Red Sea. At first glance, the birth seems unplanned - the mama-to-be is wearing swim goggles and a bikini, after all. But according to reports, the woman gave birth with the help of her partner and doctor...
  17. Pregnancy & Birth
    Ashley Devoe is an award winning wedding and portrait photographer based in Northwest Indiana. She submitted this beautiful birth story to Mothering, and we had to share. This is the birth story of breech baby girl, Fidelma. On her blog, Ashley describes the birth of baby girl, Fidelma, a...
  18. Pregnancy & Birth
    Birthing at home is remarkable in and of itself, but birthing an 11 pound 2 ounce baby at home is nothing short of heroic. Certainly, we've all heard the adage: knowledge is power. However, this might not always be the case when it comes to birth. Take the beautiful Natalie Bancroft of Spokane...
  19. Minnesota, Wisconsin
    Looking for a comprehensive childbirth education class? Madison HypnoBirthing/GentleSurge is teaching group classes and private classes and based in Madison, WI. We teach all over Wisconsin (and beyond) so don't let our location be an obstacle. HypnoBirthing is an easy to learn method...
  20. Other
    There's something to be said about having a birth photographer capture the special moment your baby comes into this world, and one Kansas mom might know this more than anyone as her photographer took pictures of her giving birth in the hallway in the ER! When a woman is about to have her sixth...
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