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Actress Eva Amurri Martino Shares Home Birth Story Through Intimate Photos

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 11.02.2016 | Parents

On Oct. 19, actress Eva Amurri Martino welcomed a new addition to her family, her son Major James Martino. A little more than a week later, she shared...

Moving Beyond The Guilt Of My Son's Birth

Gail Hoffer-Loibl | Posted 10.31.2016 | Parents
Gail Hoffer-Loibl

“Wow, you are so lucky!” That’s usually the response I get when I talk about how fast my second child took to come out of my body. Thirty minute...

The Life You're Meant To Live

Sheryl Paul | Posted 10.20.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Sheryl Paul

Somewhere along the road of childhood into adolescence, a belief is transmitted that says: Follow the roadmap that culture presents and you will find ...

This Mom’s Incredibly Peaceful Birth Video Went Viral On Facebook

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 09.09.2016 | Parents

Most depictions of birth suggest that it involves a great deal of blood, sweat and tears. But this viral birth video makes the whole experience seem l...

21 Spectacular Photos That Give An Intimate Glimpse Of Home Birth

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 07.11.2016 | Parents

Home birth is still rare in the United States -- national estimates suggest that less than 2 percent of all births take place outside of the hospital,...

28 Moving Photos That Capture The Emotional Intimacy Of Birth

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 06.21.2016 | Parents

From the pain of labor to the bliss of meeting your newborn baby, birth is an incredibly emotional experience. Canadian birth photographer Ashley Mars...

N.C Mom's Unplanned Home Birth During Jonas Winter Storm

The Huffington Post | Kimberley Richards | Posted 01.22.2016 | Parents

Amanda Anderson wasn't planning on having a home birth. But the North Carolina mom delivered her baby girl on Friday on the couch in her living room i...

Dad Describes Delivering His Own Baby On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 01.08.2016 | Parents

On Jan. 2, Marco Rogers and Aniyia Williams of San Francisco welcomed a little girl. As many parents do, they shared photos of their new bundle of joy...

Natural Birth: The Most Amazing Experience Ever

Kasia Wezowski | Posted 01.08.2017 | Parents
Kasia Wezowski

The main myth about giving birth is that birth is painful and dangerous so you have to be drugged and put in the hospital in order to give birth. Wome...

What If Jesus Had Been Born 2,000 Years Later in the American Police State?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 12.21.2016 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

"Two thousand years later ... the memory of the revolutionary zealot who walked across Galilee gathering an army of disciples with the goal of establi...

Is This A Big Moment For Home Birth In Europe?

Toni Harman | Posted 12.01.2016 | Home
Toni Harman

If you're interested in home birth or women's reproductive rights, then set your watch for 9.15 am on Wed 2nd December 2015. It's the moment when a Gr...

I Had an Unplanned Home Birth Surrounded By Members of The Local Fire Department

xoJANE | Posted 11.18.2016 | Parents

Within minutes, I realized that I was in labor. Like, it's too late to go to the hospital labor.

A New Documentary, The Mama Sherpas, Shows What Happens When Women Are Given Back Rights in Childbirth

Sarah Bregel | Posted 07.21.2016 | Women
Sarah Bregel

Midwives and doctors working together seems like a welcomed change that will greatly help to support families in pregnancy and birth.

39 Candid Photos That Capture The Beauty Of Midwifery

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 01.28.2016 | Parents

Cinco de Mayo is not the only celebration that takes place on May 5. Today is also the International Day of the Midwife, an occasion to recognize and ...

Why I'm Glad Jill Dillard Had a Hospital Birth

Alana Romain | Posted 06.09.2015 | Parents
Alana Romain

If you follow 19 Kids and Counting, you probably know that Jill has been training to be a midwife since 2012. She's helped to deliver lots of babies born at home, and was planning on a home birth for herself as well. For whatever reason, it didn't happen. And I'm kind of glad it didn't.

Maybe We Should Agree to Disagree: A Perspective on Home Birth

Whitney You | Posted 05.11.2015 | Parents
Whitney You

I believe that as a physician it is my duty to offer a recommendation to my patients based on my years of training and experience. While discord can be uncomfortable with patients with whom I disagree, I owe it to the women I care for to enter a dialog surrounding their medical choices and to engage in thoughtful discussion and respectful debate.

11 Photos That Show Birth Is Beautiful, No Matter What Method You Choose

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 03.06.2015 | Parents

The International Association of Professional Birth Photographers announced today the winners of its annual "Image of the Year Competition." According...

On The Occasion Of My Son's Birthday, A Toast

Jeremiah Horrigan | Posted 03.07.2015 | Fifty
Jeremiah Horrigan

Today, I'll raise a glass to Louie Hevizy, the doctor who broke the rules and brought my wonderful, hard-working and loving son into this world.

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.

5 Real Birth Experiences From Around The World, In Photos

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 09.19.2014 | Parents

Photographer and mother Alice Proujansky has been taking pictures of births all over the world since 2006. The result of her work is an ongoing photo ...

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).

5 Mistakes Expecting Mothers Should Avoid

Napala Pratini | Posted 06.18.2014 | Parents
Napala Pratini

Having a baby is often one of the most pivotal developments in a woman's life. While the news may give you reason to celebrate, finding out that you are pregnant also means it's time to start thinking about the cost of maternity care -- and avoiding these mistakes that could land you with massive bills.

How Should You Choose Between a Hospital and a Home Birth?

Napala Pratini | Posted 05.31.2014 | Parents
Napala Pratini

Parents-to-be will spend countless hours researching doctors and baby names and planning appointments and baby showers -- but what is the right choice when it comes to a home birth versus a hospital delivery?

Two-Year-Old Blissfully Unaware of the Horror of Mother's Home Birth

Reductress | Posted 05.24.2014 | Comedy

This post originally appeared on Toddler Grayson Douglas was having a great day playing, snacking and napping. As he alternated bet...

From Home Birth to Hospital: My Story of Fetal Atrial Flutter

Amanda Aguilar Shank | Posted 05.04.2014 | Parents
Amanda Aguilar Shank

It was intense. It was also my initiation into a mysterious club called motherhood. As a close friend told me, having a child is like learning to live with your heart outside of your body. It is not always an easy transition.