The richest moment

That magical hour after a baby is born is called the golden hour—and for good reasons.

AI enters the delivery room

Silicon Valley has paired artificial intelligence with the everyday iPad to track blood loss experienced by mothers during delivery.

Patient Story

‘I finally found my voice’

A preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome survivor’s journey leads to activism.

When rest is best

You might feel like you want to sleep all the time during pregnancy. It's essential to know how and when to balance out your sleep life.

Pregnant? Plan it like a duchess

The benefits of doulas, hypnotherapy and mindfulness are plain to see—even when you're royalty.

Patient Story

Aurora’s whirlwind start

A little fighter beats all the odds to overcome congenital heart disease shortly after her birth.

Patient Story

‘I would never go anywhere else’

A distance of 150 miles couldn't separate one expectant mom from regular appointments with the midwife who guided her through four pregnancies.

That feel-good ingredient

Alongside its central role in the biomechanics of labor and delivery, oxytocin helps strengthen the mother-baby bond.

Don’t let King Louis dictate your delivery

History tells us that some labor and delivery practices arose from whimsy—which means you should often do what feels natural and comfortable to you.

Zero in on childhood dangers

Learn why safety at home is a state of mind.

Patient Story

‘The loss of that baby will always be with me’

A young family and a midwife bond through life and loss.

Patient Story

‘We are very grateful’

A first-time mom donates her baby’s umbilical cord blood in hopes of saving a stranger’s life.

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