"New parenthood is like a cocoon. I wanted nothing more than to wrap my partner, myself, and my baby in a warm blanket, in a deep dark room, away from the world, and transform into something beautiful and worthwhile; slowly, gently, purposefully emerging when ready to dry our wings and try flying. Show More Summary
I felt motivated to revamp some of my emails/handouts/resources for the women I work with and came up with a fun (well, fun to me) way to encourage women to research their options for labor and birth in order to start writing a birthing plan. Show More Summary
The CPSC announced on Wednesday that they would file a complaint against Baby Matters LLC, alleging that their products, Nap Nanny® and Nap Nanny Chill™ infant recliners, had been responsible for 5 infant deaths.
For new parents (or even parents who have a few children under their belts), the awareness of certain conditions like SIDS can lead to worry and sleepless nights. You check on the baby frequently, you watch for breath sounds, and when you finally try to fall asleep, you may even have a heavy feeling of anxiety in your chest.
Step #1 to trusting your body and baby is – take in positive messages about birth The images we compile in our heads have a profound impact on how we prepare for and look forward to (or dread) our birth experiences. The more positive the images are, the less stressed we’ll be during pregnancy and [...]
Post by Julie Ryan Evans Everyone loves a good time-lapse video, especially one that shows the glorious transformation of a woman's body throughout pregnancy. Those who are diligent enough to document the whole journey have produced some amazing keepsakes and a look at the remarkable process that takes place during those nine months. Show More Summary
Post by Julie Ryan Evans There are few great surprises in life once you're an adult, but actually learning that you're pregnant for the first time is one of them. It's amazing enough to get the news yourself, but when you're ready to...Show More Summary
Post by Mary Fischer She usually seems so calm and collected, and that's why it was kind of a shock when Kourtney Kardashian had a total panic attack at LAX airport a couple weeks ago. She was waiting in line at customs after comingShow More Summary
Post by Nicole Fabian-Weber I have this vision of how things are going to go when it's time to deliver my baby. With a few swift pushes, I will birth my perfectly healthy baby girl, and hear her comforting cry moments after she enters the world. Show More Summary
Post by Linda Sharps Yesterday I saw the most adorable video being linked around the Internet. In the clip, an older couple react to the news that their daughter is pregnant, and their reaction is absolutely priceless. Grandma and Grandpa whoop, hug each other, scream, and sob out loud with pure unadulterated joy. Show More Summary
Post by Nicole Fabian-Weber What you're about to watch is amazing for so many reasons. One, it's an adorable home video of a pregnant Beyonce on vacation. Two, it shows pregnant Beyonce's pregnant belly, so all the muckrakers can pipe down. Show More Summary
Post by Julie Ryan Evans Pregnancy and dancing aren't mutually exclusive by any means, and over the years, we've seen plenty of women boogieing down with bellies out to there. But we've never seen anything like this pregnant woman dancing. Posted...Show More Summary
Post by Sasha Brown-Worsham It's so easy to lose your sense of humor during pregnancy. Your body changes in so many ways -- you gain weight, retain water, feel alternatively both thirsty and starving, and are generally just not yourself. This is why any preggo with a sense of humor is my hero. Show More Summary
It was just a couple weeks ago that Adele swiped all the music awards for her latest super hit single. But giving tough completion to the singing sensation is two-year-old Makena whose rendition of ‘someone like you’ has created quite a fan following in the online world.
Post by Julie Ryan Evans When you're pregnant it often feels like the months drag on and on. Even those who love every knocked-up moment will admit that sometimes it feels like they've been pregnant forever. Then the baby arrives, and...Show More Summary
A couple trying to capture the incredible journey from pregnancy to motherhood have made use of a novel video recording technique to compress the emotional journey of 9 months in just 90 seconds.
Three beautiful birth videos I wanted to share:Stacey & Cody's Homebirth 09/02/11 from Story-Frames on Vimeo.Karla & Todd Birth Film from Story-Frames on Vimeo.Nova's Birth Story from 31Films on Vimeo.(this last one, by the way, has a local midwife in it whom I adore - Kellie Moeller
Post by Julie Ryan Evans Having a baby in the back of a New York cab likely isn't in anyone's birth plan, but for Beka Economopoulos, it turned out to be a pretty amazing experience. Her husband captured much of it on film, and it'sShow More Summary
Most parents wouldn’t even imagine swinging their babies around, but one Russian woman, Lena Fokina says that doing so is actually good for them and tries to pawn the frightening “technique” off as a form of yoga. A video of her performing the act has gone viral on the internet, and while most parents are disgusted, the trend seems to be catching on.
At one moment Beka Economopoulos was hosting an Occupy Wall Street meeting with her husband and the very next moment she was being rushed to the hospital to deliver her baby girl. But while the activist couldn't make it to the hospital and delivered in the rear seat of a cab, her husband captured the momentous occasion in a video for all to see later.