I was a first time mother-to-be, nearing 40. I’d already had two miscarriages and I wasn’t getting any younger and I could
Editor: Alice Trembour What is the most rewarding aspect of your teaching experience? I've become more motivated. I understand
You are now beating with the two hearts, my ayurvedic doctor said to me, when I became pregnant. Isn't that a beautiful thing -- two hearts beating in one person?
Let me preface everything I am about to throw up (no pun intended) with an expression of deep gratitude. I am beyond grateful to be pregnant after working so hard to get to this point.
Bent over a wood-fired oven, drying the fish her husband caught yesterday, 29-year-old Leticia Sam blinks the smoke from her eyes, one hand stoking the fire, the other holding her swollen belly. Expecting her fourth baby, Leticia lives atop an old graveyard piled with trash, strewn with crumbling cinderblock homes.
Eat food, actual food, do it with loved ones, and in a state of relaxation. Then determine how research around supplementation can best support the unfolding of an infinitely complex symphony of information exchange between mom and fetus.
While I know that we can't all afford to move to the pristine wilderness (and that it would quickly stop being pristine!) there are still steps we can all take to make ourselves, our future children, and our environments cleaner.
The pace of genetic research is stunning and exciting. But there is more to life and health than genetics.
Why would fewer children be brought into the world just as they are being afforded greater opportunities in life?
Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and The Farm Midwives recounts the history of the natural birth movement in the United States. It is the story of a revolution, initiated in the least likely place imaginable.
Earnshaw and her colleagues interviewed 420, 14- to 21-year-old black and Latina women at 14 community health centers and
Pregnancy gets weirder as we get rounder. What really goes on under wraps during those nine-plus months? Here are seven discoveries nobody really expects when she's expecting.
There's an avalanche of evidence that women who are under extreme duress in pregnancy have kids who have shorter attention spans, lower IQs, memory deficiencies and health problems.
Research reveals that perinatal and postpartum mood disorders are often linked to striving for perfection. Here are some psychological meditations for cultivating a conscious pregnancy.
Insurance companies have no liability or risk if they chose not to cover prenatal tests. And since health care providers must do these tests, whether they are paid for or not, OB providers and hospitals absorb the cost.
Sixty-one percent of women who have abortions are already mothers, and another 24 percent will go on to become mothers. 85 percent of all women bring life into this world.
Boge explained her biggest challenge decades earlier was to convince the first mother that her 'uncut' daughter would have a good life; she would be an acceptable wife, bear children and be healthy.