Home Birth

Inside Alanis Morissette's 'Gnarly' Home Birth: It Looked Like The 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre'

Alanis Morissette is “Head Over Feet” for her kids, but the process of getting them into her arms wasn’t exactly a “Hands Clean” kind of …

Pregnancy

Kate Middleton Rumors: A Home Birth For Third Royal Baby Could Bring Unexpected Complications To England

Kate Middleton is rumored to be planning a third birth for the soon-to-be royal baby, but the plans could come with an unexpected complication for …

Royal Family

No, C-sections are not the easy way out

<b>After two ‘natural’ births (if you can call a ventouse delivery, an episiotomy and a lot of stitches natural) I was expecting a smooth ride for the</b> …

Pregnancy

Kate Middleton wants to follow this royal tradition with the birth of her third child

She was unable to with Prince George and Princess Charlotte<p><b>Words – Amy Hunt</b><p><b>From the editors of Woman</b><p>But despite the fact that Catherine is so early …

Royal Family

Pregnant Kate Middleton Wants To Break Major Protocol With Third Baby’s Birth

The Duchess of Cambridge is rumoured to be considering a home birth for the third royal baby, according to British tabloid reports.<p>The <i>Daily Mail</i> …

Fashion (Australia)

Royal tradition: Kate Middleton keen to have home birth for third child

For her third child, Kate Middleton is reportedly considering home birth. The Duchess of Cambridge apparently wanted to give birth at home for her …

Royal Family

Pregnant Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton 'wants home birth' for third child

The Duchess of Cambridge is reportedly considering having a home birth for her third child.<p>It is claimed Kate wanted to give birth to Princess …

Royal Family

Pregnant Kate Middleton Considering A Home Birth For Third Royal Baby: Could Queen Say No?

For the past week, royal watchers been ecstatic! Kate Middleton and Prince William made the most auspicious announcement that they are going to have …

Royal Family

London photographer: 'Jobsworth' security staff at Heathrow destroyed my rare vintage film

A photographer from London claims "jobsworth" staff at Heathrow Airport ruined her rare vintage films as she flew out to Los Angeles for work.

Heathrow

Houston Neighbors Form Human Chain to Help Pregnant Woman in Labor Wade Through Floodwaters: 'We Were Stuck'

<i>This article originally appeared on People</i><p>When Greg Smith saw the rising floodwaters outside his Houston apartment on Sunday, he knew instantly that …

Women's News

Health ministers 'working' to save private homebirths

Midwives are concerned it will become illegal for them to attend homebirths in two years' time — but state and federal health ministers say they are …

Australian News

Houston Neighbors Form Human Chain to Help Pregnant Woman in Labor Wade Through Floodwaters: ‘We Were Stuck’

When Greg Smith saw the rising floodwaters outside his Houston apartment on Sunday, he knew instantly that his pregnant wife Andrea Smith would go …

Pregnancy

'If there was a death of my baby ... I was capable of grieving'

Natalie gave birth to her daughter at home, with only her husband to help. It wasn't an accident — it was her choice. It's called freebirthing, and …

Pregnancy

What It Takes to Become a Midwife (& How It Differs From a Doc or Doula)

<b>Name:</b> Alixandra Bacon<p><b>Age:</b> 32<p><b>Education:</b> Bachelor of science and bachelor of midwifery from University of British Columbia<p><b>Current jobs:</b> Registered …

Pregnancy

What You Need to Know About AAP Home Birth Guidelines

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released recommendations for the care of infants born at home or in a home setting. Here's what the new …

Pregnancy

Coroner clears doctor over baby's death after home birth

Minutes later, the couple could see Martha's foot and umbilical cord and were told by the hospital to call an ambulance instead.<p>Paramedics arrived to …

Pregnancy

Dear (Potentially Soon-to-Be-Former) Health Insurance Policyholder

As heated debate over the future of the American health care system continues on the Senate floor and on Twitter, we are sending this form letter to notify you of your options should you lose health coverage.<p>In the event of a Republican repeal of the Affordable Care Act, and/or replacement of the …

Health Care

Utah home-birth rate is double the US average, report says

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah women are choosing home birth at a rate double the national average, and mothers who do so tend to be older and have more education than women who decide to give birth in hospitals, according to a state health department report released this month.<p>Planned home births made …

Pregnancy

Mum’s praise for home birth

A mum has told of her “amazing” home birth experience following two traumatic previous pregnancies.<p>Kate Roach has praised community midwives from …

Manchester

8 Stunning Photos a Man Captured of His Girlfriend's Home Birth

These photos are pretty darned raw but also beautiful.<p>Photographer Gustavo Gomess has captured — in painstaking detail — his girlfriend's 20-hour home birth to glorify the beauty of going au naturel, so to speak. Also to prove that he's dating one helluva good sport.<p><b>1.</b><p>"Besides being our personal …

Pregnancy

Cork couple who want home birth allowed to temporarily stay in house bought by a fund from receiver

<i>By Ann O'Loughlin</i><p>A heavily pregnant young woman and her partner, who are living in a property acquired by a fund, can remain there until at least …

News (Ireland)

What Exactly Is A Midwife?

If "midwife" only calls to mind that charming PBS drama, you could be unnecessarily limiting your reproductive healthcare options. The word "midwife" …

Pregnancy

Positive Birth Reading List

When I found out I was pregnant I wanted to know everything about birth. Not just about labour hormones, birthing positions and stages of labour, but …

Pregnancy

‘Counting On’ Recap: Jessa Duggar Gives Birth To Baby Henry After 5 Hours Of Labor

Jessa Duggar welcomed baby #2 back in February, but on the June 26 episode of ‘Counting On,’ fans finally got to watch her ‘perfect’ birth for the …

Celebrity News

‘Counting On’ Recap: Jessa Duggar Welcomes Baby Henry Via Home Birth

Jessa Duggar didn’t give up on her dream of having a successful home birth delivery, and for her baby number 2, she finally did it. Last Monday’s …

Celebrity News

Should We Stop Telling Women To Push During Labor?

We're all familiar with the traditional image of a mother in labor: surrounded by white-clothed nurses and doctors who count to 10 and tell her to …

Pregnancy

Woman charged over death of two babies during home births

Suspect reported to be home birth advocate Lisa Barrett, 50, who faces two counts of manslaughter<p>A South Australian woman has been charged with two counts of manslaughter after two babies died during home births.<p>The 50-year-old was charged after a lengthy investigation by major crime detectives …

Crime

Midwife charged with manslaughter of babies born at home on her advice

<b>A midwife who ‘specialised’ in home births has been charged with the manslaughter of two babies who died after she was present at their births.</b><p>Women …

Pregnancy

Woman charged over home birth deaths told witnesses what to say, prosecutor says

Adelaide Hills woman Lisa Barrett, who is facing two counts of manslaughter following the death of two infants during home birth deliveries, …

Crime

10+ Powerful Photos Of Dads In The Delivery Room To Celebrate Father’s Day

“This baby’s mom had just handed her to her father for some skin-to-skin ... and this sweet girl was clearly absolutely smitten! At less than two …

Pregnancy