In addition to this blog, Lamaze offers several helpful -- and FREE -- resources for expecting and new parents. Tomorrow, Tuesday, September 23 at 9pm EST, we will host a Twitter chat on due dates and induction. Join in to learn more about what your due date means -- and what it doesn't. And learn w
By Jill Christianson
In my career as a birth doula and midwife's assistant, I have attended approximately 70 homebirths. Of those births, not one mother transferred to the hospital because she wanted pain medication. Contrast that with the conversation I had with a labor and delivery nurse at one o
The Lamaze Healthy Birth Practices are the foundation of what Lamaze believes and teaches. These Birth Practices are designed to simplify your birth process with a natural approach that helps alleviate your fears and manage pain. Regardless of your baby’s size, your labor’s length and complexity, or
I’m a little behind this week. Today (Friday) actually marks 16 weeks. How is this suddenly going so fast? The first trimester seemed endless, but now the days just won’t slow down.
The boys and I headed out to the midwife on Tuesday to check on this quickly growing baby. I can’t really remember wh
By Beth Kiernan, MPH, Interviewer & Teratogen Information Specialist, MotherToBaby
“I just found out I’m pregnant, and while I am glad, I’m also pretty overwhelmed,” lamented Marian, a never-pregnant, newly-married woman who had struggled with Crohn’s disease since her teenage years but was finally