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Giving Birth

Childbirth is an experience unique to every woman. It is an intimate, personal journey that thrusts you into motherhood. Knowing about your options helps you make informed decisions. Read more and discover all you need to know about birth.

When Your Surrogate Gives Birth

Birth is a fitting culmination of experiences, and especially so when it is your surrogate giving birth. Whilst we can never be truly ready in dealing with all that the arrival of a new little being entails, it helps to be prepared in the run up to this most beautiful and long-awaited day.

Returning home with baby

The first weeks following the birth of your baby go by like a blur. With the life-change that bringing baby home is, it helps to be prepared. Read more to find out which items are must-haves and which you can do without.

The Men’s Guide to the Delivery Room – The Tools

Are you both apprehending and looking forward to your day in the delivery room? Just like your partner, it helps to be prepared in the run-up to your baby’s birth. Read on to wow the midwives with your thorough knowledge!

What is a Doula?

What does a Doula really do? Darby Morris, founder of Sweetbay Doula, goes in-depth into the role of the doula and the support they provide.

Labor Induction: Process, Risks, and Pain Relief

An induction of labor is when medication and other techniques are used to bring on labor. Dr. Monica Lee offers insight on all that you need to know about labor induction, including the why, the how, and the million dollar question we all have: is an induction more painful than a birth that starts on its own?

The Woman’s Voice in Positive Birth

The Positive Birth Book: A new approach to pregnancy, birth and the early weeks, is the coming together of everything author Milli Hill experienced in her years of listening to mothers talk about birth, and writing about it. Milli speaks about the importance of listening to women, countering negative perceptions on birth, and staying positive in the run-up to and during birth.

Treating Incontinence After Childbirth

Has childbirth left you with no control over your bladder? Many women experience incontinence after the birth of their child. Nonetheless, urinary incontinence should not be an acceptable side effect of childbirth. Brent Reider speaks about the effects of pregnancy on the pelvic floor and on regaining pelvic strength after childbirth.

Preparing for Childbirth – The Power of Education

Being knowledgeable about childbirth helps you and your partner experience a profoundly empowering birth. Dreaming of Baby speaks with Lael Stone, Childbirth Educator, Doula, Post Natal Counselor and Aware Parenting Instructor on the power of education for an empowered birth.

The Men’s Guide to the Delivery Room – The People

No clue on who will be joining you in the delivery room? Here’s the 101 on who you can expect, plus others that you will hopefully do without.