I’m not talking about labor as in working, I’m talking about birth pain. Two dads who thought their wives were exaggerating about the pain of childbirth decided to try to experience contractions to prove to their wives that labor wasn’t as bad as they claimed. (more…)
You know elimination communication has become a hot trend when Comedy Central takes it on. (more…)
Sacred Pregnancy is a book written by Anni Daulter, a woman who has a child named Lotus. She’s also the editor of Sacred Pregnancy magazine, which I must find a copy of immediately (the current issue has an article on Feng Shui birth which I’m guessing is difficult to pull off in a hospital). She is a member of a Sacred Pregnancy community which involves a number of services in addition to the book and magazine. (more…)
Holly Madison gave birth to her daughter, Rainbow
Brite Aurora a couple of few weeks ago and she’s already on the cover of inTouch Magazine debuting her little one. (more…)
Birth tourism has long been a controversial issue in the United States. Any baby born in the United States automatically qualifies for citizenship due to the Fourteenth Amendment. Women from Mexico have attempted to cross the border to deliver their babies in the U.S. so they would qualify for citizenship. (more…)
If you don’t know what a doula is, I’m guessing this is Groupon is not going to encourage you to hire one. According to Doula International, “the word “doula” comes from the ancient Greek meaning “a woman who serves” and is now used to refer to a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth; or who provides emotional and practical support during the postpartum period.” (more…)
If you’re a celebrity with child looking to bring some media coverage and holistic health benefits then there is no easier way than ingesting a bit of your own placenta. But these aren’t the truly granola stars who make a Frappuccino out of their appendage, they have someone prepare the bits into pill form for easy ingestion and no aftertaste. Weaksauce. Today’s news brings us two groundbreaking icons of the entertainment world who pop the ‘P’ pills and aren’t afraid to talk about it. (more…)
Fergie has announced over Twitter that she and Josh Duhamel are having a baby. (more…)
I’ve written about the placenta-eating trend on this site before. It occurred to me that the reason some people don’t eat it is because it grosses them out. Well, there is a solution to this problem. There are plenty of placenta recipes that can help make the placenta more palatable. In fact, some may be so tasty that the whole family will want some. Here’s hoping you have enough placenta to go around! (more…)
I have never been a great fan of attending baby showers, although I managed to survive my own. It helped tremendously when my niece made these super cupcakes and my sister promised not to let anyone play games guessing the size of my belly. I think it was actually the baby shower games that I disliked so much.
However, many people don’t really want baby showers. The good news is that you have an alternative. You can have a blessingway which is a hip, crunchy new way to say “Hey, I’m about to have a baby.” (more…)
11. No sense of humor. If you tick them off, sheesh…..
Here are some of my favorite tweets from the doulapocalypse. We have a few categories: (more…)
My husband and I did not know whether or not our first child was a boy or a girl. When I was six months pregnant, we moved to Bermuda and encountered a brand new health care system. After finding our obstetrician (only two on the island!), I set off to find my child’s pediatrician. Dr. Steve was an instant hit with me because he armed me with a ton of information to mull over the final trimester of pregnancy. One of the decisions my husband and I had to make was this: if we had a boy, would we circumcise him? Little did we know that this decision was going to cause a lot of ‘interesting’ discussion. (more…)
The birth process has changed a lot since I was born. My mom just went to the hospital and had me. It was pretty cut and dried. Today, she’d be known as a terrible mother. Birth has evolved. It’s become a defining act. It tells the world what kind of mother you are and many believe it sets the tone for the relationship you will have with your child. (more…)