Giving Birth and the C-Section Stigma

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/giving-birth-and-the-c-section-stigma_us_57dac1a8e4b053b1ccf294b0? (click link above to read the entire post on huffingtonpost.com)   Giving birth has nothing to do with pushing. It has nothing to do with contractions. It has nothing to do with pain. Giving birth has everything to do with giving. In this final sacrosanct act of pregnancy, all is set aside as the mother does whatever …

30 Birth Photos That Show Pure, Beautiful Love

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/30-birth-photos-that-show-pure-beautiful-love_us_58068a7fe4b0b994d4c24b9a (click link above to see some amazing photos of ALL types of labors and births...) Oh, my heart... No matter how a baby’s birth unfolds ― whether it’s a first-time mom having a C-section, or a third-time mother fighting through a labor that lasts two full days ― childbirth is hard and it is messy. …

How to Align Baby for an Easier, Faster Birth

http://www.mothering.com/articles/align-baby-easier-faster-birth/ (click to read) Your baby has an active role in her birth. She must rotate and tuck, hold and kick her body in certain ways to be born. These movements, called cardinal movements, are instinctive to babies and differ for babies in different positions. Our babies and bodies birth quickest and safest when the baby …