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'Twas The Night Before Labor

Ali Fallis | Posted 12.18.2014 | Parents
Ali Fallis

When down in the kitchen there arose such a clatter, I waddled downstairs to see what was the matter. (And to pee.)

If Only You'll Believe In Miracles, So Would I....

Charlie Carillo | Posted 12.08.2014 | Parents
Charlie Carillo

The bride wants children right away, and the groom is on the same page. That's how they feel about it. You get married, you have kids. Why wait? ...

China Hospital Gives Men Chance To Experience Pain Of Childbirth

Posted 11.21.2014 | Parents

BY NATALIE THOMAS JINAN China Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:58am EST (Reuters) - A hospital in eastern China is offering fathers-to-be a chance to experi...

After Facebook Removes Birth Image, Upset Mom Compares It To Kim Kardashian's Nude Photo

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 11.18.2014 | Parents

After U.K. mom Milli Hill posted a photo of a mother giving birth on Facebook, she was dismayed to learn that the social media site removed it, citing...

If You're a Nurse, Be Someone's Superhero

Shelly Lopez Gray | Posted 12.27.2014 | Parents
Shelly Lopez Gray

For any nurse out there -- whether you're the nurse that loves to take care of the mother, or the nurse that really loves taking care of those babies (the good ones, and ones that like a little drama!) remember what we are all working for. We all want healthy moms, we all want healthy babies, and our patients need someone to fight for this.

When Pain Becomes Suffering

Gabrielle Volkmer | Posted 12.23.2014 | Parents
Gabrielle Volkmer

Pain does not always equal suffering. I learned this lesson in a powerful way during my labor.

The Truth About Childbirth

Mama Bean | Posted 12.20.2014 | Parents
Mama Bean

Mama, you can do this. You can do this in whichever way you need to. You can accept help. You can laugh and you can cry. You simply can.

If You Don't Support Women's Rights in Birth, Don't Call Yourself a Feminist

Sarah Bregel | Posted 11.30.2014 | Parents
Sarah Bregel

Support choice whenever possible. Empower women. Listen. Learn. Don't be part of the problem. Don't tell her her birth isn't important or that she is stupid or selfish for caring about it. Be part of the solution.

What Not To Say To Someone Who Wants A Natural Birth

Gabrielle Volkmer | Posted 11.22.2014 | Parents
Gabrielle Volkmer

This may come as a surprise to the people who say cruel things like this but women who choose natural birth are humans, too. They actually do have feelings! They think through their choices and decide what is best for them.

10 Steps To Have Better Post-Pregnancy Sex

Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright | Posted 11.11.2014 | Parents
Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright

The key to an erotic endeavor post-pregnancy is taking your time. Some mothers may feel traumatized by the experience of having been, quite literally, split wide open. The prospect of allowing anything -- small or large -- to enter the vaginal area can seem more than daunting.

The Beauty of OB

Shelly Lopez Gray | Posted 11.10.2014 | Parents
Shelly Lopez Gray

When we see a baby born, we observe a flood of emotions from every single person in the room. At that moment, no matter what the situation is, that family's life changes forever.

Birth As a Crucible

Gabrielle Volkmer | Posted 10.27.2014 | Parents
Gabrielle Volkmer

You have conquered your fear and are prepared to have the best birth you can. You are ready to get your birth "right," whatever unpredictable course it takes, because getting your birth right simply means doing all you can to achieve the best birth possible.

Death Threats, Freedom, Transhumanism, and the Future

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 10.25.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

The next time you read a controversial opinion article, instead of talking about "lynching" the author or what "gauge" shotgun you're going to use when you shoot him, maybe present a better idea to solve the problems he's trying to address.

Why Are Politicians Ignoring This Maternal Health Act?

Timoria McQueen | Posted 09.27.2014 | Black Voices
Timoria McQueen

The United States is the only developed country in which maternal deaths are rising. We can do better. We must do better. The lives of our mothers and children are depending on it.

Hollywood's Dystopian View of Population: Entertaining But Not Realistic

John Seager | Posted 09.21.2014 | Green
John Seager

While Hollywood continues to offer up diversions -- something most of us need in one form or another -- in the real world there is a script we can follow to dramatically improve life on our planet.

A Jew in the World

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 09.01.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

I woke this morning to a world further from peace. Rage fills so many hearts, mine included. There must be room for this. We are grieving our children, killed in cold blood for being Jews.

Watch Out Cupid! Transhumanism is Going to Change Love

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 09.01.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

The next time you're in a coffee shop, don't overlook that 70-year-old sitting in the corner reading Dickens, Hemmingway, or maybe even a copy of The Transhumanist Wager. That senior citizen with their years of wisdom and experience might soon be fair game for a love interest.

The Family Talisman

Joelle Wisler | Posted 08.27.2014 | Parents
Joelle Wisler

I brought them to the hospital and hung onto them the whole time; through the squeeze of the contractions and the sting of the needles and the pushing and the sweating and the crying and the expansion of pride at the amazing creature that was all of a sudden... there.

Daily Meditation: Be Reborn

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.17.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Soon-to-Be Fathers: Mila Kunis Is Right

Ariel Chesler | Posted 08.13.2014 | Parents
Ariel Chesler

Modern fathers (and I am one) are so excited about having children that they want to claim pregnancy for their own. Except they can't. Look, I applaud modern fathers who are involved with raising children more than ever before, but saying "we're pregnant" has simply got to go.

7 Ways Our Week-Old Baby Needs To Clean Up Her Act

Clint Edwards | Posted 08.05.2014 | Parents
Clint Edwards

Aspen: I know that you are new to this family. You've only been with us one week. But frankly, there are a few things that need to change if you are going to keep living here.

7 Reasons to Have a Savings Account for Social Gatherings

MyBankTracker | Posted 07.15.2014 | Money
MyBankTracker

If you are not financially prepared, social engagements can leave your finances strained. When you plan and set aside funds for social engagements, you won't have to dip into your emergency fund, your day to day spending account or max out credit cards.

Labor Day, Birth, and Perceived Judgement

Lindsey Mead | Posted 07.15.2014 | Parents
Lindsey Mead

I genuinely believe that most people don't judge the ways that others navigate the emotional, complicated, deeply personal terrain of motherhood. Perceived judgment can still slice deeply, but I think we need to remember that the root of what we sense may be in our own sensitivity and not in the mind of the other.

How To Raise A Perfect Child

Bunmi Laditan | Posted 07.14.2014 | Parents
Bunmi Laditan

Despite what common sense might say, there are not an a variety of ways to raise good children. There is only one. And I know it. And you don't. So I'm going to educate you (you're welcome).

What Happened the Moment I Gave Birth to Twins

Dr. Karin L. Smithson | Posted 07.13.2014 | Parents
Dr. Karin L. Smithson

Something incredible happened on my 38th birthday. My heart became unwrapped in a way that released emotions I was not aware were waiting inside of me. I gave birth for the first time, after years of heart break and disappointment, and I finally felt the love of my life: Motherhood.