For thousands of years, people have celebrated the power of women and birth in their art. CLICK HERE to learn more about the inspirational beauty of birth images from ancient times.
The Benefits of Free Range Labor
We are absolutely thrilled to feature Science & Sensibility's new Community Manager, Kimmelin Hull, on the Mother's Advocate blog. Kimmelin was inspired by Lamaze's recent press release about "free range" labor, and decided to visit Healthy Birth Practice #2: Walk, move around and change positions throughout labor on a personal level. Here, she shares the wise words of a woman who has recently undergone two different birth experiences - but committed to staying mobile during both. CLICK HERE to read more
Your Baby's Consciousness at Birth
The healthy birth practices we support lead to mothers and babies having the safest, healthiest, most satisfying births possible. This advocacy is now more important than ever, as evidence supporting the theory that babies are conscious at birth continues to grow. We are pleased to have Dr. Carrie Contey, a prenatal and perinatal specialist, join us to discuss optimizing your birth environment for the benefit of both you and your baby. CLICK HERE to read more
Have Continuous Support During Labor
Research confirms that the more positive support a woman receives, the easier her labor is, and the more satisfied she will be with her birth experience. Feeling safe and cared for allows your brain to produce hormones that help labor progress - decreasing the need for risky interventions, and protecting you and your baby from harm. CLICK HEREto download: "Bring a Loved One, Friend or Doula For Continuous Support" PDF
Mother's Advocate is dedicated to helping you have the healthiest, safest, most satisfying birth possible.