Was my labor "normal"? What we know, what we don't know, and what we need to know about science of labor.Read more
Here you are at 38, 39, 40, maybe even 41 or 42 weeks pregnant. You’re emotional, excited, and ready to meet your baby. Let’s be honest—you’re probably also exhausted, uncomfortable and uber-tired of the endless trips to the bathroom. All you’ve got to do now is wait for labor to start… And while it seems […]Read more
Does weight gain actually follow a neat and tidy curve right up until the end? Probably not!Read more
Did you know that new dads' brains go through a complete rewiring?
The biology of how new dads transform into mushy, baby cuddle machines.Read more
What does a contraction feel like? What are the differences between Braxton Hicks contractions and labor contractions? Am I in labor?
We asked our favorite midwife, OB/GYN, birth doula, and birth educator to help us answer these questions and share their own birth stories.Read more
Exercise is so important during pregnancy but is there such thing as "running for two"? What the science says about running with a baby on board.Read more
Why doesn’t anyone believe the research on epidurals and C-sections? As we discussed in our earlier post, Does an epidural lead to a C-section? studies on how epidurals affect the C-section rate present something of a conundrum. Observational studies in the early 1990s originally found a much higher chance of a C-section with an epidural. Since then, […]Read more
VITAMIN D WEEK 32 weight: 3.75 lbs. | length: 16.69″ WHAT’S GOING ON IN THERE? Baby’s bones have fully developed but they are still a bit soft. From week 32 onward, they’ll be getting stronger and stronger and preparing for life on the outside. What do I need and why? VITAMIN D is […]Read more
Every mother deserves a safe pregnancy and birth.
Why the Bloom family is donating to Every Mother Counts in honor of our moms this Mother's DayRead more
Here is our guide to surviving and thriving even when on bed rest.Read more
Has your baby oven been called names?
What does it mean to have an "irritable uterus" and where did this name even come from?Read more
You know you've been wondering...Read more
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