Laughing Gas During Childbirth: History, Pros and Cons

Laughing Gas During Labor

We’ve already mentioned the hit PBS show “Call the Midwife” in another post on infant spina bifida, but you’ve probably noticed some women on the show using laughing gas while they’re giving birth. Many women will hold off and try to deliver birth naturally without any aids, but some turn to nitrous oxide to relieve […]

Aromatherapy During Pregnancy: Which Oils are Safe to Use?

Aromatherapy Pregnancy Safe

Candlelit baths, therapeutic massages, and restorative yoga are all wonderful ways to pamper yourself during pregnancy. These luxurious experiences are often accompanied by the application of aromatic essential oils like eucalyptus and lavender. But are these oils safe to use during pregnancy? While many of your favorite essential oils may be safe to indulge in […]

Study: Smoking May Lead to Cerebral Palsy

Smoking Cerebral Palsy Pregnant Women

Smoking can be a hard habit to kick. In fact, it may be one of the hardest things you ever have to do in life. Harder than giving birth? Well, maybe. It depends on who you ask. If you have to do both — quit smoking for the sake of your unborn child and then wait […]