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  1. Baby
    It's International Day of the Midwife, and worldwide, women are celebrating the wonderful presence midwives have in our birth stories. Here are five reasons midwives make life better! 1. Midwives can lead to better birth outcomes. A recent study, the first of its kind, showed that when...
  2. Pregnancy & Birth
    Whether you are new parents going to an OB or midwife for the first time, or if you are just looking for a new care provider, you may be wondering what kind of questions you should ask during your prenatal appointments. Not all providers are really providing mother-friendly care, and it takes...
  3. Green Goods
    Exercise during pregnancy may seem daunting, so here are three simple moves to add to your prenatal workout routine. It can be a challenge to find the time and energy, much less to know which exercises may be possible or beneficial. When done correctly, exercising can alleviate many pregnancy...
  4. Green Goods
    This new water-resistant bangle from Bangladesh is more than a fashion statement - it's a smart bracelet aimed to assist pregnant women with prenatal care. The Carbon Monoxide Exposure Limiter (COEL) was beautifully designed to look as though it is simply another bangle to add to the collection...
  5. Green Goods
    Vaginal exams are an expected part of prenatal and labor care, offered as early as 35 weeks to many expectant moms. However, mothers may not realize the risks. Vaginal exams may seem a harmless procedure, but they can actually have a serious impact on the process of labor. There are a few...
  6. Baby
    New research has linked atopic eczema risks in children to their mother's stress levels during pregnancy. Researchers from The Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit of the University of Southampton, England, assessed the stress levels of women before they were pregnant. A...
  7. I'm Pregnant
    I'm moving to Pueblo, CO soon--and already at 21 weeks! Looking for recommendations and advice on prenatal care! I've been looking at Pueblo Women's Center. Wanting to have natural birth, but needing provider covered by insurance (insurance won't cover a homebirth with midwife). Haven't been...
  8. I'm Pregnant
    For my first four pregnancies I had an OB/GYN and three of the four births were in hospitals. Now I'm in a different state, and I miss that OB/GYN; I'm considering a midwife and possibly a doula, and haven't ruled out a homebirth. Please inform me: if I hire a doula for the birth of my fifth...
  9. I'm Pregnant
    Does anyone know the details of the coverage or been on COBRA during pregnancy and birth? I didn't renew my recent teaching contract and while I'm seeking out a new position, I won't have insurance after July 31st. COBRA is an option we have available. Does anyone have feedback on what the...
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