For many people, the role of a midwife might seem hazy. Midwives can be present at a birth, but what exactly do they do? Midwifery is actually a highly specialized field, and its practitioners have a specific skill set to offer women — and it’s not limited to labor and delivery.
Certain foods, diets, medications, and more can influence breastmilk production, and every lactating mother should know what foods and drinks to avoid while breastfeeding.
Are you suffering from pelvic pain? You are not alone. Learn more about causes and how to treat discomfort and pain.
As an expectant mother, you need to learn what truly is and isn’t safe for you and your developing baby, based on the best available medical evidence.
Although pumping can be done in the privacy of your own home, you may find yourself in situations where you’ll need to pump on the go, especially while traveling.
If you're not comfortable nursing, you're not alone, so take advantage of the many services out there that can improve the experience for you and your baby.
There’s the old saying, “It takes a village to raise a child.” For some people, it also takes a village to have a child. That community-based philosophy is at the heart of CenteringPregnancy, a group prenatal care program.
Simple precautions can help those at risk prevent contracting the virus.
If you’re a woman who’s expecting or trying to conceive, you’ve probably heard of the term preeclampsia. But do you know what it means, and how it could potentially affect you if you develop this condition?
For women of childbearing age, it’s a good idea to take what are known as “prenatal vitamins” -- vitamins containing folic acid, iron and often, some other compounds, such as calcium, Vitamin D and omega-3 acids.