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giving birth

Birth Stories

My birth story highlighted a critical reality: Black women need strong advocates

The constant advocating throughout my birth experience was exhausting.

Postpartum Products

Your postpartum recovery kit: Feel your best after a C-section

Cesarean section mamas are absolute warriors.

Fourth Trimester

5 important reasons to practice postpartum rest, according to a midwife

Know this: Treating the first 40 days after birth as sacred may help reduce postpartum depression.

Labor & Delivery

Am I in labor? 5 early signs of labor to know about

While it looks different for everyone, there are a few early signs of labor to look out for.

Women's Health

Getting an epidural? Here are 10 side effects to be aware of

While very safe, epidurals still carry some risk. Here's what you need to know about choosing an epidural for your delivery.

Labor & Delivery

How to overcome—and heal—from a traumatic birth

If you have had a troubling, difficult or traumatic birth, there are some positive steps you can take.

Labor & Delivery

Yoga poses for labor

5 poses you might want to strike when baby’s bearing down.

Viral & Trending

Mom shares how having 4 babies resulted in a jaw-dropping $4 million hospital bill

Each baby required a stay in the NICU, with the mom of four receiving a staggering healthcare bill upon their return home.

C-Section

8 natural C-section recovery tips to help you feel better fast

These tips can help you heal faster, naturally.

Labor & Delivery

I captured the emotions of men while watching women give birth—and it was powerful

For every soul we create, there is a soul that we felt a connection with first.

C-Section

What to expect during a C-section: 27 things I wish I’d known

3. Each day gets a little bit better.

Birth

Costs of Giving Birth in April 2024

As of 2022, the average out-of-pocket cost to give birth with health insurance is $2,854.

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