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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.

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.

Sweet Slumber

Sweet Slumber

Co-Sleeping in the Family Bed

Family bed-sharing is a way of life in many cultures worldwide that improves sleep, builds bonds, enables breastfeeding, and nurtures happiness in kids.

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.

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Preterm Babies Grow Better with Supplements

Preterm Babies Grow Better with Supplements

Vitamins and Minerals Help Premature Infants

When preterm infants were intravenously fed multivitamin and mineral supplements for 28 days after birth, they enjoyed greater weight and bigger head circumferences than the control group.

Another Plus for Natural Birth

Another Plus for Natural Birth

Benefits for Baby's Brain

Yale researchers report that vaginal birth triggers a protein that helps brains function better all the way to adulthood.

Merciér Pelvic Massage Boosts Women’s Fertility

Merciér Pelvic Massage Boosts Women’s Fertility

Noninvasive Treatment Yields High Success Rate

A noninvasive infertility treatment that combines pelvic massage with supplements had an 83 percent success rate of conception in a groundbreaking study.

Midwife-Led Birth Centers Improve Outcomes

Midwife-Led Birth Centers Improve Outcomes

A Wellness Model of Pregnancy and Birth

Women receiving care at these facilities, which are based on a wellness model of pregnancy and birth, incurred lower medical costs and were less likely to have Caesarean births.

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