Pregnancy and Insect Repellent: What’s Safe?

Pregnancy symptoms are bad enough without adding in the itching and swelling often associated with common bug bites, which is why we hate to break this news to you: bugs love pregnant women! “Research has demonstrated that pregnant women are twice as likely to be bitten by a mosquito compared to non-pregnant women,” says Brenda …

The Ramzi Theory for predicting your baby’s gender

Have you ever come across the Ramzi Theory (or Ramzi Method as it’s sometimes called)? This gender predicting method has been said to be around 97% accurate when it comes to working out what sex your baby is before your 12 week scan, but how exactly does it work? And what do the experts think?  What is …

Sex During Pregnancy: Everything You Need To Know

Is it safe to have sex during pregnancy? Are there times when sex should be avoided? Can your orgasm trigger premature labor? Here’s what you need to know. So you’re pregnant (congratulations!) and you’re wondering if you can continue to have sex during pregnancy as you normally do. And what about sex after pregnancy? Read …

What is a Thermomix and is it worth it?

Every year, there are tons of new kitchen gadgets that claim to make your life easier and cut down time spent in the kitchen. They all achieve that to some degree, but with such an oversaturated market, it’s tough to know which will do what it claims while giving you quality. But, there is an …

Pfizer Will Seek Vaccine Approval for Kids Aged 2 to 11 This Fall

Kids aged 2 to 11 years old may be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine this fall. Last week, Albert Bourla, D.V.M., Ph.D., the chairman and CEO of Pfizer announced he planned to seek emergency use authorization (EUA) from the FDA in September to give the vaccine to kids aged 2 to 11. The company plans …

Partner Podcast Preview Clip – Julie Wilke

This is a preview of our Partner Podcast series from The Birth Hour. These episodes release every Friday for our listener supporters at the $10+ level via Patreon. Go to patreon.com/birthhour to become a patron and receive access to these weekly partner episodes as well as other bonuses such as access to over 350 archived …

Partner Podcast Preview Clip – Adam Parritz

This is a preview of our Partner Podcast series from The Birth Hour. These episodes release every Friday for our listener supporters at the $10+ level via Patreon. Go to patreon.com/birthhour to become a patron and receive access to these weekly partner episodes as well as other bonuses such as access to over 350 archived …

List of Things You Need for a Newborn Baby

Having a newborn can feel overwhelming. If you’re unsure what things a newborn baby needs, try thinking through each aspect of your baby’s life. The most important categories are sleep, travel, clothing, and eating. When you’re shopping for your new baby, look for the best products in each category, focusing on safety and ease of …

Signs of Postpartum Anxiety – It’s Not Just Worrying

The signs of postpartum anxiety can often blend together with seemingly normal postpartum worries. Here are some tips for teasing the two apart and determining what to do next. As I hurriedly scanned through the symptom checklist peering up at me from yet another post-partum screener, very few of the questions seemed to convey how …

I Was So Anxious About Giving Birth That I Scheduled an Elective C-Section

Every birth story is unique. In our series, “My Birth Story,” we’ve asked moms from all over the world to share their experiences of how they welcomed their little ones into the world. Here, you’ll find a range of stories, from moms who delivered vaginally or via C-section, alone or surrounded by family, even some moms who …