Can Mindfulness Help in Childbirth?

Fear of childbirth is common for many first-time mothers. This fear erodes a pregnant woman’s confidence and has been proven to result in a more difficult labor, harder delivery outcomes and an increase in postpartum depression. A recent study completed by researchers at the University of … [Read more...]

Uterine Fibroids: Symptoms and Treatment Options

Uterine fibroids are extremely common in women. One study estimates that 70% of white women and 80-90% of black women will develop uterine fibroids at some point in their lives. Luckily, only about 30% of those women experience symptoms. Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths in the … [Read more...]

Are You Producing Enough Breast Milk for Your Baby?

Approximately 35% of mothers who stop breastfeeding early report insufficient milk supply as the main reason. Infant cues are difficult to read, and it can be hard to know if your baby is getting the milk he or she needs to be healthy, especially during the first few sleep-deprived months as a new … [Read more...]

The Mystery of Mother’s Breast Milk

Breast milk is a baby’s first food, so shouldn’t we know what’s in it? Surprisingly, we don’t know as much as we probably should. We know more about the contents of wine, coffee and tomatoes than we do about breast milk. For example, we only recently discovered that when a baby’s saliva is … [Read more...]

Comforting Words For Mothers Who Have Miscarried

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced on his Facebook page in 2015 that he and his wife, Priscilla Chan, were expecting their first child together. In that same post he revealed that along the way they had suffered three miscarriages. He wrote: You feel so hopeful when you learn you're … [Read more...]

Miscarriage: How Long Does It Take to Recover Physically and Emotionally?

Miscarriage is a tragic event for any woman and can bring with it a host of different physical and emotional effects. The most important part of the recovery process is giving yourself and your body patience and time, but here are some other important things to know about the physical and … [Read more...]

The 24-Hour Rule: Why Timing is Important in Baby Delivery After Your Water Breaks

If you’ve had a child in the past or are currently pregnant with your first, you’ve probably been told this: delivering a baby more than 24 hours after your water breaks can be dangerous for both mother and child. Whether or not this is true in all circumstances depends on who you ask. Most … [Read more...]

Misconceptions About Miscarriages

Feeling lonely after a miscarriage? You’re not alone. Many women feel alone, guilty and ashamed when they have a miscarriage. One survey on public perceptions of miscarriages found that most people believe that miscarriages only happen in 5% of pregnancies. In fact, miscarriages happen in … [Read more...]

Feeling Like You’ve Lost Control: Urinary Incontinence After Childbirth

As a new mom, you might find that you need to change your pants after every sneeze or cough. Or maybe you simply can’t make it to the bathroom fast enough. If so, you’re probably one of the many women dealing with postpartum urinary incontinence. It’s estimated that up to 50% of women struggle … [Read more...]

Understanding the Signs and Symptoms of Miscarriage

Miscarriages are more common than you may think. In fact, around 15% of confirmed pregnancies end in miscarriage. However, they are rarely discussed. Facing a miscarriage is a heartbreaking experience for any family, but knowing the signs and symptoms of miscarriage can help mothers recognize … [Read more...]