Both of my daughters arrived “late” according to the dates in my charts. Both girls seemed to mock the very concept of a “Due Date”. The little one, especially—she showed up a mere 30 minutes before my scheduled induction, 11 days after the day she was clinically expected to arrive. I am not alone. The […]Read more
Finding happiness and appreciating the process of pregnancy can feel like one more to-do on an ever growing list. But it’s not hard to do if you know where to look. Here are 65 simple ways to find your happy place.Read more
Roughly 2 out of 3 laboring women in the U.S. will get an epidural. As a highly effective form of pain relief during labor, it’s no wonder that the epidural is enormously popular. But along with the epidural, comes the controversy. And at the heart of the controversy, the idea that epidurals raise the chances […]Read more
Non-invasive prenatal testing can revolutionize how we screen for genetic disorders. So why do we restrict the recommendation for it? A look at NIPT vs. first trimester screening.Read more
If February is your "Due Month", you can count on one day to be the most likely birth date - Feb 14th. What the science says about Valentine's Day babies.Read more
Doctors often recommend waiting at least 3 months after a miscarriage. But there’s no compelling evidence that waiting improves your chances of conceiving.Read more
What works, what doesn't, and what does science say about natural induction techniques? You may be surprised!Read more
Was my labor "normal"? What we know, what we don't know, and what we need to know about science of labor.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
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
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