New mom dances to avoid a c-section (video)

Watch as this laboring mom-to-be dances to avoid a c-section. When labor stalled, she flipped on Watch Me (Whip/Nae-Nae) and unknowingly created an inspiring video demonstrating how music and movement can help ease labor pain.As reported by the New York Daily News, the East Point, Georgia woman was determined not to have a c-section. Her nurse advised squats, but happily filmed the new mom dancing between contractions instead.The result: A vaginal birth of a healthy nine pound six …

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Woman gives birth at 30,000 feet with help of airline crew

A woman gave birth two months early while on an international flight from Indonesia to Los Angeles. The “very, very pregnant woman” went into labor about halfway through the flight, passenger Amira Rajput told INSIDE EDITION. “We didn’t really know that the woman was giving birth,” Rajput said. At 30,000 feet, the China Airlines pilot asked if there was a doctor on board, but staff remained calm, Rajput said. Source: Passenger Gives Birth to Premature Baby at 30,000 Feet With Help …

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Postpartum Depression – How Dads Can Really Help

Postpartum depression is horrific. It takes what is supposed to be one of life’s greatest joys and smothers it in misery.Being partnered to someone going through PPD is its own nightmare. We can easily find ourselves resenting our partner, feeling angry and even regretting having a child. Unfortunately, our natural responses to such a painful situation often make it worse. Fortunately, there are a number of concrete steps you can take that will greatly alleviate the depression and …

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3 perfect tips for beating pregnancy mood swings

There are plenty of reasons to be moody when you're about to become a first time mother. First, you're probably incredibly excited about getting to have a baby, but you're also likely concerned about a lot of things. Between finances, your changing body, and the impending day in the delivery room, it's normal to be stressed.But while some mood swings are inevitable and simply the result of changing hormones and exhaustion, you shouldn't have to suffer through them blindly. Luckily, there …

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The key to aging slower? More babies.

Do you want to put the brakes on that whole aging thing? Having more kids could be the answer.A new study, published out of Simon Fraser University in Canada and published in the journal PLOS One, suggests that the more children a woman bears, the slower her cells are to age. The nitty gritty Thirteen years in the making, this study closely tracked the reproductive activity of 75 women from 2000 to 2013. At the start, researchers collected saliva samples to measure the telomeres of all …

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How to have a misbehaving, short-tempered baby

Across the globe, handed down from generation to generation, myths surrounding expectant moms and their pregnancies have always persisted. Some of them wild and outlandish, others somewhat believable or totally nonsensical, these old wives tales purported to shed light on a developing baby’s future.Giving new meaning to the phrase “you are what you eat,” we’ve compiled five head-scratching food pregnancy myths that were thought to predict the gender and demeanor of a mom-to-be’s …

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9 pieces of parenting advice you’ll be glad you heard

When people find out you're pregnant, they're more than willing to hand out parenting advice - whether you want it or not. But in some instances, the tips they give are more helpful than you could have ever imagined.Sure, you're going to go out and buy all the pregnancy books you can, probably as soon as you start taking your prenatal vitamins, but sometimes there's nothing like a few tips from people who've been there. 9 helpful pieces of parenting advice Here are some tips you'll be …

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Baby on the Way for Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell

Actress Keri Russell and Americans co-star Matthew Rhys are expecting a baby, People Magazine reports. For Russell, well-known for her starring, break-out role in the teen drama Felicity, this will be her third child. She told PARADE that motherhood has changed her for the better: "You instantly become less selfish," she said. "You can't be the biggest person in the world anymore - are." Read more: Anne Hathaway beats paparazzi to the punch with revealing baby bump photo Source: …

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Want a longer life? Your age while pregnant may hold the key

A recent study out of Boston University School of Medicine has some good news for older moms-to-be: Having kids later in life could translate to living longer.The report, published in the online medical journal Menopause, found that women who conceived naturally after the age of 33, were twice as likely to live to 95, as compared to their peers who finished having children at 29.But don’t be fooled into thinking that putting off childbearing until your mid-thirties naturally equates …

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4 genius life hacks for a comfier winter pregnancy

Let’s face it: Pregnancy on a perfectly balmy day can be downright uncomfortable. Add to that ice-cold temperatures, biting winds, and a roaring furnace, and you have the makings of a pregnancy nightmare. Here’s how to ensure you have the happiest, safest, and most comfortable winter of your life - baby bump and all. Get traction Take the worry out of a trip outside by investing in some heavy-duty snow boots. Choosing a pair with adequate traction ensures you can weather the ice and snow …

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