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Our Bodies Ourselves

The active phase of labor is complete when your cervix is open wide enough to accommodate the baby’s head (about ten centimeters, or four inches) or there is full or complete dilation. Around this time, you will likely feel a strong u...

How to Tone Down Parent Conflict During Separation and Divorce to Help Your Kids Adjust

By Anita M. Schimizzi, Ph.D.

Time and again, research suggests that parental conflict is a strong predictor of how children will do following parental separation and divorce. Parents’ ability to cooperatively co-parent without e...

Birth by Cesarean Section

Cesarean Section: What to Expect

If you are giving birth by cesarean section, whether planned or not, the process will start in an operating room, where you will usually receive spinal or epidural anesthesia to make you complete...

When Can Babies Have Chocolate?

When is appropriate to give your child chocolate? What are the benefits and disadvantages to giving babies chocolate, and how much should they have? What are some good ways to let babies enjoy chocolate? We’re answering these question...

Third Stage of Labor – The Most Taboo Part of Childbirth | Mother Rising

The third stage of labor is everything that happens after the baby is born, the part of childbirth that doesn’t make it to the movies. The delivery of the placenta, the most taboo part of childbirth, encompasses the third stage of lab...

What Happened When I Started Parenting Without Booze

Drinking robbed me of my ability to clearly understand and feel my kids

I have a memory when I asked my very pregnant friend, Molly, if she was going to take drugs during her de...

Marijuana: Pro-Tips for Pregnant and New Moms

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Marijuana and the Mamas: Pro-Tips for Pregnant and New Moms

By Sophie Dila

This one goes out to all the expecting and new moms! With more and more states legalizing marijuana use, it’s time to get talkin...

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