The Wall Street Journal reports today on a lesser discussed aspect of 'bouncing back' after pregnancy: pelvic floor strength.
An article in the Wall Street Journal is getting attention from anyone who is or has ever been pregnant. The author, Emily Oster, is a mother, economist, and the author of the new book, “Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom is Wrong—and What You Really Need to Know”. Her argument–after using her training to MORE »
I must say, in a sea of media idiocy, this royal postpartum moment got me a little verklempt. Seeing a new mom who seems oblivious to, or maybe even proud of, her post-baby shape is an outstanding shift in the normal course of media-momming events.
Studies show that first time moms are more likely to give birth closer to 41weeks.
Wife One says to Wife Two that she'd prefer a new wife who can cook interesting meals, maybe a Mexican? They chuckle and consider other attributes, maybe she could be a massage therapist? They settle back on the Mexican concept. "Dude," says Wife One, "it's all about the food."
Though many women will not identify with the Farm birth culture, the message that we need to undo a boatload of negative programming about women's bodies and abilities is a real and positive eye-opener.
Babble asked for your favorite posts on breastfeeding and you answered. As part of our Best of Blogs campaign, I’ve been working with the editors at Hyperion and Babble to collect and curate the posts that have made a difference in your lives to feature them in a series of 12 eBooks and one print book MORE »
Suspended between feeling pregnant and not being pregnant, women can experience bewildering body-based alienation.
New York pediatrician famous for his "low intervention" approach tells moms and dads what NOT to worry about when they are expecting.
Pregnancy is, quite literally, a bodily function. And the body works best when it’s given what it needs. And it turns out that our bodies need a little working out. Research clearly shows that you–and your baby–can benefit enormously now, and possibly for years to come, by keeping active and working out during pregnancy. This MORE »
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