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David’s Birth Story Third Birth, Best Birth   With each of my labors, I have learned invaluable lessons.  I have given birth to three healthy children, all naturally without medication.  Each of them were different, and this third birth was the best.  With my first birth, I practiced a different childbirth method that emphasized relaxation ...

David’s Birth Story Third Birth, Best Birth With each of my labors, I have learned invaluable lessons. I have given birth to three healthy children, all naturally without medication. Each of them were different, and this third birth was the best. With my first birth, I practiced a different childbirth method that emphasized relaxation ...

Swaying and riding the waves... I didn't have scream free births but they weren't bad. I liked not having interventions and listening to my body.

Swaying and riding the waves... I didn't have scream free births but they weren't bad. I liked not having interventions and listening to my body.

Before you go into labor, check out these 6 surprising birth and pregnancy statistics that will change the way you give birth. These statistics are just a sampling of the evidence that should make us rethink business as usual when it comes to birth in America. Each one represents a choice that many pregnant women are called upon to make about their births. If women had this information available to them, they might choose differently for themselves and their babies.

Before you go into labor, check out these 6 surprising birth and pregnancy statistics that will change the way you give birth. These statistics are just a sampling of the evidence that should make us rethink business as usual when it comes to birth in America. Each one represents a choice that many pregnant women are called upon to make about their births. If women had this information available to them, they might choose differently for themselves and their babies.

Want to give birth naturally, without an epidural? I asked other women what they did to manage pain during labor, and here's what they had to say.

Want to give birth naturally, without an epidural? I asked other women what they did to manage pain during labor, and here's what they had to say.

Birth and Labor Tips for your birth partner - from a dad who's been there. This is a MUST pin to share with your husbands or birth partners. Have they not read your pregnancy books? No problem - have them read this fun and witty post - and they will get the same information! MUST PIN and share if you're pregnant.

Birth and Labor Tips for your birth partner - from a dad who's been there. This is a MUST pin to share with your husbands or birth partners. Have they not read your pregnancy books? No problem - have them read this fun and witty post - and they will get the same information! MUST PIN and share if you're pregnant.

When people hear I intentionally had an unmedicated childbirth with my son, they're intrigued. "Amazing!" they say, "And insane. Jeez. How'd you do it?" I nonchalantly shrug, check my polish, channel my homebirth idol Gisele Bundchen.

When people hear I intentionally had an unmedicated childbirth with my son, they're intrigued. "Amazing!" they say, "And insane. Jeez. How'd you do it?" I nonchalantly shrug, check my polish, channel my homebirth idol Gisele Bundchen.

Effective Birthing Positions | Taking Charge of Your Health  Various positions on a hospital bed for pushing and birthing your baby

Effective Birthing Positions | Taking Charge of Your Health Various positions on a hospital bed for pushing and birthing your baby