Does giving birth “reset” a woman’s biological clock? Perhaps. Women who have given birth before do have a better chance of getting pregnant in their mid to late 30s.
Giving birth today takes twice as long as it did 50 years ago, and this can affect your chances of a c-section.
Kudos to people who can wait until the birth to find out if they are having a boy or girl. The feminist in me feels guilty about this, but I never wanted to wait that long. Pretty much the second I learned I was pregnant, I started trying to figure out if […]
In 2005, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) changed their recommendations from gradually introducing solids between 4 and 6 months of age to exclusively breastfeeding for “about the first 6 months of life. For the first 6 months “your baby”, they assert, “needs no additional foods (except Vitamin D) or fluids unless […]
Pregnant women often fear that having their labor induced will lead to a c-section. In her bestselling book, Expecting Better, Emily Oster cites fear of a c-section as the primary reason she opted not to have her labor induced. Other reputable sources like the Mayo Clinic Online and March of Dimes claim that inductions […]
Can we please stop with this due date nonsense already? Yes, the due date is not a precise date, only an estimate. And yes, most women will deliver within 2 weeks of their so called “due date”. But the due date has bigger problems. Actual birth data, from real pregnant women, shows that the […]
Walking, eating spicy foods, and having sex are unlikely to bring on labor. Only nipple stimulation has any scientific support, but it could be risky for your baby.