Actress Kate Hudson recently stated the laziest thing she's ever done was get a c-section. Here's why that's ok. In an interview for the October issue of Cosmopolitan, actress, athletic wear designer, and mother Kate Hudson answered a list of questions, one of which asked, "What's the laziest thing you've ever done?" Kate's response? "Get a c-section!" "The 'laziest' thing I've ever done https://t.co/ZfOzkuosj7 is have a c-section," says #KateHudson@DrJenGunter@DocBastard@DrPaulOffit … [Read more...] about Kate Hudson Called Her C-Section “Lazy.” Here’s Why That’s Okay.
Originally posted on Mothering.com Did you know that every developed country in the world offers its families some form of paid parental leave? Every country except the United States, that is. Most American mothers are offered 6-12 weeks of unpaid leave, if they are lucky. Not everyone can afford to take unpaid leave. In a survey by the International Labour Organization, of almost every country in the world -- countries with a wide variety of income levels -- only the United States and Papua … [Read more...] about This Is What Women Around the World REALLY Think of U.S. Maternity Leave
Using social media to share our experiences with pregnancy and birth is a beautiful thing; through sharing our journeys, we build communities of informed mothers who feel empowered and supported. Yet with the information age comes a peculiar sense of urgency and entitlement towards this instantaneous form of communication. It seems that, as with pregnancy announcement etiquette, some people may need a refresher regarding how to tactfully and respectfully respond to pregnancy and birth, … [Read more...] about Pregnancy and Birth Etiquette in the Internet Age
Written by wise mama Crystal of Owl Heart After birthing, every woman needs dedicated time to heal and regroup while acclimating to the addition of a family member. While keeping up on hydration, nutrition, and rest is imperative there are other things women, and those who support them, can do to assist along this healing journey. One of the wonders nature provides is herbs to help heal our bottoms in the form of a Sitz Bath. The term Sitz comes from the German word "sitzen," which means … [Read more...] about Guest Post: Healing Postpartum Herbal Bath