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Natural Childbirth

Catherine Pearson

Is Pain-Free Birth Achievable? | Catherine Pearson | Posted 10.02.2011 | Parents

On a rainy June night, six couples strained to get a better view of a home video of a woman, legs spread, giving birth. The room was hushed -- the...

Natural Childbirth: 4 Key Strategies To Help You Through

Toni Nagy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Toni Nagy

In order to make the decision to have an old school birthing experience, you have to substitute fear for curiosity.

Why Home Births Are Worth Considering

Melissa Cheyney | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Melissa Cheyney

If doctors and midwives could be willing to learn from and respect one another, women and babies in our country would benefit.

Are Today's OBs Giving Women What They Really Want?

Abi Cotler | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Abi Cotler

Like a midwife, Dr. Biter puts in endless hours to stay very present in a labor, however lengthy, and tailors the care to maximize a woman's innate ability to birth her baby without interventions.

Why I'm Protesting For My Natural-Birth Friendly OB

Abi Cotler | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Abi Cotler

These women may enter a hospital only to have their powerful inner voice taken away when they are told to question what they know about their own bodies.

Maternal Mortality: It's Time for Our Leaders to Take Notice

Martha Wainwright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Martha Wainwright

2010-06-04-marthasm.jpg At least 350,000 women die every year from complications developed during pregnancy and childbirth. That's an unthinkable 40 women every hour. It's time to fix things.

Laboring Under An Illusion: Mass Media Childbirth vs. The Real Thing

Amie Newman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amie Newman

Elson has been working with pregnant women for many years; her answers to my questions and her perspective seem wonderfully balanced, rooted in a concern for what is best for women.

To Induce Or Not To Induce - Is That The Question?

Amie Newman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amie Newman

Are there "good" reasons for inducing labor through medical intervention? It's a loaded question for which different providers may give you different answers.

What's So Scary About Home Birth?

Amie Newman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amie Newman

The Today Show presents homebirth as an option to be feared, but that's only because the unknown is often a scary venture. If you listen to women's experiences, It doesn't have to be that way.

Natural Home Childbirth: Amazing!

Grant Cardone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Grant Cardone

In the US today, only 1% of all deliveries are done at home. The AMA obviously did a great sales job of convincing the US population away from natural childbirth an into the hospital.

Extreme Birth, Indeed

Jennifer Block | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Block

Routine maternity ward monitoring, inducing, and anesthetizing have added up to millions of unnecessary cesarean sections: a hospital childbirth system gone insane.

Orgasmic Birth: The Natural Reality Behind The Hype

Lee Stranahan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lee Stranahan

Orgasmic Birth certainly is a grabber of a title. Those aren't two words normally found close together in a sentence. In our culture, other adjectives are more common such as Painful Childbirth.

More Babies Being Born At Home | Julie Scelfo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Recently, though, midwives and childbirth educators say, a growing number of women have been opting instead for the more intimate and familiar surroun...

Is Natural Childbirth Passe? | Susan Donaldson James | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Pregnant with her first child, Julie Speier prepared to deliver with the help of a midwife at a New York City birthing center. But in June -- three we...