Everything you need to know about natural childbirth.
How to Get to the Hospital Without Having a Car Baby | Mother Rising
Nobody wants a car baby. However, with these crazy car birth videos going viral on the internet, it makes sense that parents want to know how to get to the hospital without having a car baby. Follow these instructions to make sure your baby is born at the hospital and not on the side of the road!
Castor Oil to Induce Labor: How to and Is It Worth It? | Mother Rising
Castor oil is a laxative, meaning that it makes the body poop and clears out the bowels. Bowel stimulation also stimulates the uterus, leading to contractions, which is why people use castor oil to induce labor. Unfortunately, rubbing castor oil on the belly does not induce labor it must be taken by mouth. #labor #birth #naturalbirth #pregnancy #thirdtrimester #hospitalbirth #homebirth
The One Thing Parents Wish They Had on Their Birth Plan
At every birth, no matter what, there’s a dynamic that catches new parents off guard. Parents that have been there, done that, know all too well what this is. And these seasoned parents – they wish they had been better prepared for it. Knowing what was coming would have made all the difference. #birth #mama #labor #childbirth #naturalbirth #hospitalbirth #cesareanbirth #thirdtrimester
3 Mistakes to Avoid Immediately After Birth
Have you ever considered that there may be certain practices our culture has adopted less because it’s evidence based but more because it’s “just what we’ve always done”? These 3 mistakes to avoid immediately after birth are exactly that.
Natural Birth 101: What It Is, Why You'd Want One, and How to Make It Happen
Because birth is an experience a woman will remember for the rest of her life, it makes sense to spend an incredible amount of time and energy to plan for a good experience. The benefits of a natural birth include a faster, safer, healthier, more satisfying, and less complications.
Birth Matters, Even at the Quirky BabyLand General Hospital
If you're curious about the American birthing culture during the the 1900s, you're in luck. BabyLand, the birth place of the iconic cabbage patch dolls, is a unique time capsule not only for the children of the 80s, but also, unfortunately, the height of the medicalization of childbirth.
Birth Without Fear | Mother Rising
Giving birth without fear is a possibility and a reality. You were made to birth without fear, but our culture and our upbringing has tried to take that away. Friend, take it back! Take your body and your birth back! Take some of my suggestions and see how they work for you.
Castor Oil Sucks and The Risks of Inducing Labor | Mother Rising
I understand that you can't sleep, are puffy, have heartburn, and the pressure. OH, THE PELVIC PRESSURE. But let me tell you the risks of inducing labor with castor oil. #induction #birth #childbirth #laboranddelivery #thirdtrimester #done
Your Vagina Is Not a Steel Pipe | Mother Rising
Your vagina is not a steel pipe! Just as Monistat exists to rid your body of a yeast infection, Mother Rising is here to dispel deep-seated and antiquated vaginal ideas. This article is part 3 of a 3 part series "Your Vagina is Not..." ...dispelling myths about our lady bits since 2010.
DIY Electrolyte Cubes for Labor and Birth | Mother Rising
A perfect solution is to put the beverage of choice in ice cube trays, freeze it, and then use it in a glass of water to make ice water with a splash of Gatorade. And to boot? It’s pretty to look at. “Without adequate nutrition, women’s bodies will begin to use fat as an energy source, increasing acidity of the blood in the mother and infant, potentially reducing uterine contractions and leading to longer labor and lower health scores in newborns.”
Decreasing Labor Pains: A New Parents Guide | Mother Rising
I have found many, many ways to decrease the suffering of women and to make birth more enjoyable. And yes, I believe birth can absolutely be enjoyable! From labor positioning, back labor, and breathing techniques, "Decreasing Labor Pains: A New Parents Guide" helps parents have an easier childbirth and transition to motherhood. #naturalbirth #hospitalbirth #third