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Best Pregnancy Books: ParentDish's Top 10 Picks

Catch up on your pregnancy reading with these top titles. Credit: Betsssssy, Flickr
In "The Godfather," they went to the mattresses. In pregnancy, you go to the books. And, since you've already got a lot on your mind, we did the work for you, bre...

Three Kids, Same Birthday, Different Years

It sure makes planning a birthday party easier -- one Utah family has three children who share a birthday. And no, they aren't triplets. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Emily and Eric Thompson of Midval...

Orgasmic Childbirth?

Here's something you don't hear very often during childbirth: "Oooh, that feels so good!" Generally that is because the mother-to-be-is either unconscious, writhing in pain, or numb from the waist down. But according to a new documentary, childbirth ...

Hospital first, then baby

Our plan for the birth of kid number three is to go to the hospital, then have the baby. It seems they do things differently down in Southern California. Seventeen-year-old Xochitl Parra was getting ready for school at 5:30 in the morning last Wednes...

Mamaloo's amazing birth story

If you don't read Momcast, you might recall Susan Wagner writing about ParentDish reader and frequent commenter Mamaloo live-blogging her birth. On a slow day at the office, I decided to check back in and find out what happened. Lo and behold, a rive...

Midwife goes to jail after stillborn birth

A Wisconsin midwife has been sentenced to six months of jail plus probation due to a baby being born stillborn in a home birth. According to this article, Helen Dentice, who is 52, started working with a couple one month before the delivery of their...

Interesting article on homebirthing

Choosing the environment in which to give birth is an extremely personal experience for any woman. For some, the hospital is the only way. Others think of birthing centers as the ideal. Then there are the ones that labor at home. I didn't know much a...

Indiana midwife prosecuted for practicing medicine without a license

There's an interesting article in today's New York Times that tells the story of  Jennifer Williams, a midwife being prosecuted in Indiana for practicing medicine without a license. She faces up to 8 years in prison under that charge. The a...

Follow up to night doula article from Mothering online

I recently posted a link to an article on mothering.com about night doulas, and whether or not they compromise the bond between mother and child. A response to that article, written by a doula, furthers the discussion on this issue. I thought it was...

Homebirth surprise: two babies

Imagine . . . planning a homebirth, knowing how quickly your first child came, making sure that preparations were complete in time. Prepared is your middle name, until you give birth to two babies instead of the one that your caregivers assured you t...

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