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All Birth Trauma is Valid: Here's How to Have it Recognized and Get the Support You Need

Almost half of women describe their birth experience as traumatic but many don't feel as though they're entitled to help. You're not alone and here's how to get the support you need. 

Do Babies Poop in the Womb?

Anywhere from 12 to 20 percent of babies poop in the womb. While it’s not usually cause for concern, infants can sometimes inhale poop-stained amniotic fluid, leading to meconium aspiration syndrome. Here’s what parents need to know.

How to Manage Constipation in Pregnancy

Nearly three out of four women experience constipation and other bowel disorders during their pregnancies. Here’s how to handle it.

I Suffered From Severe Postpartum Constipation, a Life-Threatening Yet Common Condition That No One Talks About

After giving birth, I went to the emergency room three times with excruciating pain. Doctors finally realized I had fecal impaction. While I wanted the pain gone, I worried if my husband would ever look at me the same way again.

6 Things You Might Not Know About Home Birth

Giving birth at home is becoming increasingly more popular in the U.S., but it is often misunderstood. These lesser-known facts shed some light on the practice.

Home Birth 101: A Beginner's Guide for Parents

Home birth is gaining popularity in the United States, but it’s often misunderstood. These facts shed some light on the cost, process, and experience of giving birth at home.

More Pregnancy & Birth

Signs You Have Postpartum Euphoria: Everything You Need to Know About This Under-Diagnosed Mood Disorder Post-Birth

After giving birth to my second child, my mood was unusually elevated and I had a ton of energy. Something wasn't right and when I reached out to my doctor, I learned I was suffering from a perinatal mood disorder that can actually be dangerous.

After Suffering a Pregnancy Loss Like Chrissy Teigen, I Felt Like I Had to Start a Whole New Life

Three years ago, I had a miscarriage. After months of not feeling better, I moved to a new state hoping it would help. I learned there's no right or way wrong to cope with such a heavy loss.