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61-Year-Old Woman Gives Birth To Her Own Granddaughter And The Pictures Are Priceless

A 61-year-old woman gave birth to her granddaughter, and the pictures will give you all the feels. When Matthew Eledge and Elliot Dougherty wanted to start their family, the Nebraska couple knew that the road would be a different one. But they had no idea how different it would be when they watched Matthew’s mother […]

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Hilary Duff Share’s Beautiful Home Birth Video Of Baby’s First Hug

Hilary Duff’s little girl Banks is five-months-old now, but Duff recently shared a private and beautiful moment between the two right after she gave birth at home, and the heartwarming hug gives us all the feels. While we of course know the first few precious moments with baby after birth are always remembered, for second-time […]

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Incredible En Caul Birth Photos Go Viral (Because They Are AMAZING!)

A group of breathtaking en caul bphotos are  are making the Interwebs’s rounds, and it’s no wonder–the pictures are amazing and show what life is like seconds before a baby is born. A talented Brazillian birth photographer was able to capture some incredible pictures of a beautiful baby boy named Noah as he entered the world. […]

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Study: Individual Recommendations For Postpartum Sex Better For Moms

A recent study from Purdue University suggests that women’s practitioners asses the old, “No sex until six weeks,” guideline that’s been set for what seems like forever, and instead, offer timely and individualized recommendations for postpartum women to resume having sex. Though it might seem a bit obvious–listen to your body and follow it’s whispers–now […]

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Scottish Hospitals Refusing To Reveal Gender To Pregnant Parents

Several health boards in Scotland have decided that telling pregnant women the sex of their unborn baby is a legal liability risk they don’t want to take. Fearing that there may be legal action taking against them if they get it wrong, several hospitals in Scotland are starting a trend in which they do not […]

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Toxic Chemicals Pass Through Placentas Of Pregnant Women

Researchers from Sweden have found that dangerous chemicals present in various consumer products may pass from a pregnant woman through her placenta to her growing baby, and the chemicals can build up in fetal tissue. We know that exposure to toxic chemicals is dangerous for both mother and baby, but now that industrial chemicals are […]

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More Moms May Turning To Non-Opioid Pain Relief After C-Sections

As America faces an opioid crisis epidemic, some clinicians are looking to combat dependency and help mothers use alternative pain treatments, particularly after cesarean sections. In Denver, Colorado, more moms are using a non-opioid pain relief method and feeling much better for it. The American opioid epidemic is one that is multi-faceted because often, dependencies […]

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Delayed Bathing Of Newborns May Improve Exclusive Breastfeeding Rates

Research continues to suggest that delaying baby’s first bath is beneficial, with a new study suggesting that delayed bathing may be correlated with increased in-hospital breastfeeding rates. The study, which was published in the Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing looked at nearly 1000 mamas and their babies. Approximately half of the babies were […]

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Military Mamas With Partners On Deployment At Higher Risk For Postpartum Depression

As researchers are always looking at postpartum depression and risk factors in an effort to better understand and treat new mothers, new information suggests that for the partners of military service members, postpartum depression may be more prevalent. The international study was published in the Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps and suggest that […]

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Newborn Auditory Screening May Be Predicative Of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism rates in the world continue to rise, and we know early intervention makes a tremendous impact on children who are diagnosed. Now, a new study suggests that it may be possible to detect as early as birth. With autism rates rising at alarming levels, researchers continue to look for information and screening methods to […]

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Washington State To Offer Paid Leave Plan For New Parents

For parents in Washington state, the new year has brought the promise of a new paid leave plan for parents after the birth or adoption of a child, and it’s one of the best family leave plans America has seen! The new year has brought a host of new laws into effect all over the […]

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New Report Suggests Pregnancy Complications May Indicate Later Chronic Health Issues

A new report published in Obstetrics & Gynecology and the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology suggests that there are certain pregnancy complications that should be looked at as warning signs for chronic health conditions like diabetes and hypertension. While a woman’s body was made to nurture, carry and grow human life, doing so can […]

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President Trump Signs The Preventing Maternal Deaths Act of 2017

While the American government has partially shutdown over bipartisan disagreement, one very important piece of legislation was signed into law last week, and is a step toward reducing maternal deaths in America. While the country watched with bated breath to see if the government would partially shut down over a political disagreement, a key piece […]

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New Report Finds U.S. Women Pay More, Die More For Pregnancy

A new report published by the Commonwealth Fund compared the health experiences of women in several different countries and found that not only do women in the United States pay more for pregnancy, they still face higher risks of maternal mortality, despite those higher monetary expenditures. Sometimes we think we get more if we pay […]

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Rachel McAdams Mixes Designer Clothes And Pumping Bra Like A Nursing Boss

Actress Rachel McAdams decided she’d share what real life is like for moms who are nursing, posing for a magazine cover wearing Versace, Bulgari diamonds…and a breast pump. In an industry where it’s often thought that being ‘real’ means you won’t work, actress Rachel McAdams is showing the world just how ‘real life’ and working […]

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Team Birth Project Works To Reduce Unnecessary Cesarean Deliveries

With the rates of maternal mortality in the United States rising, clinicians are looking for ways to save mothers’ lives and reduce complications. One way is to reduce the incidences of Cesarean births, and a campaign called Team Birth Project looks to do just that. In 2013, two women died after they had Cesarean births […]

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Couple Induced Lactation So They Can Co-Breastfeed Their Son

A same-sex couple desired to co-breastfeed their new son Orion, and made it happen with induced lactation following the Newman-Goldfarb Protocol. There’s a lot of co-parenting techniques and practices these days. Co-sleeping you’re probably pretty familiar with; co-breastfeeding maybe not as much. Co-breastfeeding is where both parents nurse their child. This involves induced lactation, which […]

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Justin Timberlake Helped One Fan Reveal Her Baby’s Gender Right on Stage

If you think you’re a big Justin Timberlake fan, you might wanna slow your roll. New York mom Maddie Putrino says she’s a “huge” fan, has been to multiple concerts, and has loved him ever since his Mickey Mouse Club days. Oh yeah, and she recently got him to be a part of her gender […]

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Ultrasound Nail Art Is the Latest Beauty Trend, and a Heartfelt Way to Honor Unborn Babies

Acrylic nail art has been making a major comeback in the last few years, and you don’t have to scroll through Instagram for long to see how impressively intricate many of the designs are. But amid the thousands of nail selfies with glitter and hearts and holiday motifs, you may come across a few with […]

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This Couple Discovered They’re Pregnant at the Same Time — and Are Both Expecting Girls

For all the long, exhausting days of tantrums and butt wiping and breastfeeding at the park on a 90-degree day, there’s one thing I know to be true about parenthood — kids are a gift. I was blessed with three healthy babies, and I will never take that for granted. And perhaps no one else […]

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