5 Reasons to Choose a Midwife for Your Pregnancy Care

Posted on August 30, 2016 By

Using a midwife is growing in popularity as increasing numbers of women choose midwifery care in some form or another for their pregnancy and birth. Here are some of the top reasons given for choosing a midwife: You’re a low risk woman. Midwives generally only take care of low risk women. This means that your…


Choosing a Birth Center for Labor

Posted on August 29, 2016 By

A birth center is a relatively new concept for a place to give birth to your baby. It is a home-like setting that offers a place for low-risk women to give birth without the use of a lot of medical intervention, typically including the use of pain relieving medications. Instead, the birth center uses doctors,…


5 Reasons Women Choose Not to Do Prenatal Testing

Posted on August 26, 2016 By

Prenatal testing has come along way in recent years. It used to be awkward and a somewhat risky affair that was reserved for only mothers who met select criteria for being at risk for having a baby with problems. As new technology came about and testing became, easier, faster, earlier, and less physically risky, more…


Facts About Teen Pregnancy

Posted on August 23, 2016 By

The teen birth rate has been steadily falling for years, but it still remains the highest teen pregnancy rate in the industrialized countries. About 85% of these pregnancies are unplanned, which in any population can increase the risk for problems. The biggest risk for teen mothers is delaying prenatal care or worse, 7.2% received no…


Can I Get Pregnant If I Just Stopped Birth Control?

Posted on August 21, 2016 By

If you are considering pregnancy, you might wonder how easy it is to get pregnant. I mean, can’t you just stop taking birth control? The answer is that yes, you may be able to just get pregnant by discontinuing your birth control. This goes for almost any type of birth control. (Remember that some forms of…