When it comes to pregnancy, it seems everyone is an expert.
Have you ever wondered what an expectant dad usually hears
from his male friends? "Buddy, once this baby is born, you can
forget about sex for the next six months." If I were about to
become a father, probably a little unsure about my new role, this
advice would not be particularly comforting. Why do women persist
in thinking that once the baby is born, they will just walk off
into the sunset? And why don't childbirth educators discuss the
importance of "expectations management" and good communications?
Sylvia Brown, author of
The Post-Pregnancy Handbook, explains.
Many mothers choose to breastfeed their infants for the nutritional benefits breast milk offers, as well as for the opportunity this activity brings for moms to bond with their babies throughout each and every day.
Ads advocating breastfeeding never made it to print, and spark controversy.
In today's mobile society, many of us venture a considerable distance from our homes at some point each year. And if you do so when you're pregnant, you'll need to know what's safe, what isn't, and which precautions to take before, during, and after your trip.
Kira Smith , ICCE
There are many different positions
that can be used when pushing the baby out. Which ones are most
effective will depend on the circumstances of your birth.
The arrival of your baby will be one of the most exciting, emotional moments of your life. The very thought of labor, however, can be a source of anxiety for most expectant moms.