Kari Arcuri

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Using Homeopathy to Turn Babies

Editor’s note: This article first appeared in Midwifery Today, Issue 24, Spring 1993. <br>Subscribe to Midwifery Today Magazine<p>The science of homeopathy …

The Truth About Epidural Side Effects

Some say that the crunchy mamas of the world are crazy for not wanting an epidural during birth. Who wants to feel needless pain? (Not me!) But for …

Bloody Show: Here’s What You Need to Know

Most mamas freak out a little (or a lot!) if they see bloody mucus during pregnancy. Is it an early sign of labor? Or is it that thing called the …

Pregnancy

How to Support Her Through Labor

Photo taken by Stephanie Hitchins, see more at stephaniehitchins.com<p>Congratulations! YOU are going to be a DAD! Nervous, excited, panicked? One of my …

Pregnancy

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Birthing Positions

Birthing bar<p>A birthing bar is an attachment that can be added to most labor beds to help facilitate a squatting position. The squatting position …

11 ACOG Recommendations That Could Improve Maternity Care

In February, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) released a Committee Opinion recognizing the importance of patient …

Free Video on Vitamin K: Lesson 1

The Doula Collective — Am I Getting Enough Iron? By Mafalda So, it...

<b>Am I Getting Enough Iron?</b><p>By Mafalda<p>So, it is your first 1st trimester of pregnancy and on top of the uncomfortable morning sickness, if you are lucky …

10 reasons to call your doctor during pregnancy

With all of the hormonal, physical and emotional changes that happen during pregnancy, you’ve probably dealt with morning sickness, minor aches and pains and digestive woes.<p>Although most pregnancy symptoms are nothing to worry about, you might be unsure whether you should call your OB/GYN or …

Pregnancy

To Doula Or Not To Doula?

Towards the end of my pregnancy, I began considering, in earnest, how I was going to push my son out from between my legs: Where? With drugs? Without …

Neuroscience Shows Breastfeeding Is Not Just Milk

<b>Lifelong effects of breastfeeding on mental health</b><p>Early life experiences set the stage for physical health in later life. Reducing early toxic stress …

Babies - Milestones, Development, and Care

Whether you have just welcomed a baby into your family or have started the process of pregnancy or adoption, you may have a few questions about life …

What if Your Wife Has Postpartum Depression?

By Matt Villano<p>When his second son was born, Jared knew something just wasn't right. Although the New Jersey father's baby boy had been born healthy, …

Important Findings Published About Common Labor Medications and Breastfeeding Success

Vaginal examinations: a symptom of a cervical-centric birth culture

This post is about <b>routine</b> vaginal examinations (VE) during <b>physiological birth</b> ie. an uncomplicated birth without any medical intervention. The VE is …

How the way you’re born and fed can affect your immune system

We used to think foetuses had no bacteria in their gastrointestinal tract (the gut) until they began to accumulate microbes (bacteria, viruses and …

Pregnancy

Happy Birth Day!

20 (Practical) Things Dads Can Do During Labor

1. Take care of yourself.<p>This is one of the most important things you can do. To be there for your partner, you need to be awake, calm and …

Fighting gravity during labour makes birth harder for mom and baby

When you have a bowel movement, do you lie down on your back, put your knees to your ears, hold your breath and push? I didn't think so. So why is it that the majority of women end up in this position when it comes time to deliver their baby? Childbirth is an elimination of sorts and, just like …

Unrepresented Voices in Circumcision

Herbal Medicines in Pregnancy: What's Safe & What's Not

<b>Updated April 26, 2016: You can also go here to listen to an episode of my podcast, Natural MD Radio, that accompanies this article.</b><p><b>“</b><i>So eight days</i> …

5 mistakes parents make when giving kids an allowance

Parents, you may be doling out your kids’ allowances all wrong.<p>Roughly seven in 10 parents give their children an allowance, according to a recent …

How to Write an Effective Birth (and Baby!) Plan

“What is a written birth plan and why should any time be spent writing one when the plan will just be disregarded anyway at the hospital?” This is …

58 Stunning Photos That Show The Bond Between Moms And Doulas

These images capture the amazing bond between moms and doulas.<p>For many parents, birth doulas are beacons of calming encouragement who enhance the labor, delivery and postpartum experience in incomparable ways.<p>An ancient Greek word for female servant, "doula" today refers to a trained helper who …

Doula And Birth Photographer Angela Gallo Is A Big Fan Of Masturbating During Labor

Orgasms and childbirth don't usually go together. Well, they do in the sense that orgasm is often tied to ejaculation, and semen is necessary for …