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A Conversation with Ina May Gaskin

A Conversation with Ina May Gaskin

The Leader in America’s Natural Childbirth Movement

Since 1971, nationally renowned midwife Ina May Gaskin has influenced and inspired women around the world with her views on natural childbirth.

What to Inspect When Expecting

What to Inspect When Expecting

A Handy Health Checklist for Pregnancy

Pregnancy is not only the most critical time for establishing a new baby’s well-being, it’s also the time when mom is especially vulnerable to a stew of harmful chemicals. The good news is that mom can take care of herself and her coming little one simply by practicing a few of these 10 steps.

Sweet Lullaby

Sweet Lullaby

Why You’ll Rest Easier if Your Baby is Sleeping on an Organic Mattress

There’s nothing comforting about the fact that babies and toddlers are vulnerable to what they might be ingesting from their room’s furnishings—including toxic gaseous chemicals inhaled from mattresses and bedding.

Baby On Board

Baby On Board

How to Sustain Health Before and After Pregnancy

This tip-filled primer offers practical pointers geared to keeping you and baby happy and healthy through every stage of the childbirth process.

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Umbilical Cord Bingo

Umbilical Cord Bingo

The Benefits of Waiting to Clamp and Cut

Waiting three to five minutes to cut and clamp the umbilical cord makes babies far less likely to be anemic or iron deficient up through preschool years, say European childbirth experts.

Bonding with Baby

Bonding with Baby

A Benefit of Natural Delivery

According to researchers, the bonds that tie a mother to her new-born may be stronger in women who deliver naturally than in those who deliver by C-section.

Caffeine a No-No for Babies

Caffeine a No-No for Babies

Attention Breastfeeding Moms

New moms that are breastfeeding need to abstain, otherwise infants can become overly wakeful and irritable.

Chemical Alert

Chemical Alert

Caution to Expectant Mothers

A new study indicates that the bodies of virtually all pregnant women in the U.S. carry manmade chemicals.

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