Posts filed under: Birth

Guide to Induction at 37 Weeks: Everything You Need to Know

I was 36 1/2 weeks pregnant when I found out I’d have an induced labor at 37 weeks. It was a Wednesday, and my high risk specialist confirmed a preeclampsia... Read More

Everything You Need to Know About How to Write a Birth Plan

So much about bringing a child into the world feels uncontrollable, so we’re all about learning to control what you can. Writing a birth plan gives you a little of... Read More

Giving Birth Alone at The Hospital Is Many Women’s New Reality

Pregnant women currently face a lot of scary possibilities, including limited family members meeting their babies, and even giving birth alone. ... Read More

Tessa’s Water Birth Went Nothing Like Planned, but It Was Perfect

Is giving birth in water safe? Does water birth reduce tearing? No need for water birth reviews. Here’s Tessa’s real-life water birth experience.... Read More

6 Benefits of Natural Birth You Probably Haven’t Considered

The benefits of natural birth are on the mind of any woman preparing to bring a child in the world. It’s easy to get scared away from an unmedicated birth,... Read More

Painful Sex After Episiotomy: Lifelong Scars from a Traumatic Birth Story

Birth stories often fall into two categories: lovely and full of warmth and downright horrifying. In fact, we’ve published several birth stories that run the gamut from joyful to petrifying.... Read More

Maternal Mortality in the US: We Haven’t Come As Far As We Think

What is maternal mortality? The CDC defines “pregnancy related deaths,” often referred to as “maternal mortality,” as “the death of a woman while pregnant or within 1 year of the... Read More

Disadvantages of Natural Birth: How Being Guilted Destroyed My Birth Experience

Some pregnant women feel pressure to have a natural childbirth. Learn about the importance of choice and some of the disadvantages of natural birth.... Read More

The Benefits of Patient Empowerment for African American Mothers

Aisha Stith is writing this article for her rockstar son, Chase, one of the most magnificent beings. And for everyone who has endured the trauma of delivering a child early.... Read More

Taylor’s First Baby: A Labor Story

One mom shares her first baby labor story to help others know what to expect with a first baby. She discusses anxiety, waiting, and managing family.... Read More