Are you RIPE & READY for this exciting new issue?
> Hot Article – It is our great honour to welcome the wisdom of Dr Sarah Buckley MD on Attachment Parenting 101. Attachment, for a baby, means security and love.
> Real Truth – For most of labor, women feel like an observer instead of a participant. This changes dramatically when it is finally time to Push the Baby Out. Connie Livingston (President of Perinatal Associates & Birth Educator) shares the Real Truth on this transitional time from womb to world.
> Positive Birth Story – Oh Sheer Delight – Erin Mallinder. “As we got to the hospital I must have been a rarity. I was able to talk, still upright, calm. There was no way, in their eyes, that I was in active labour. ” Read more in Erin’s inspiring birth story.
> Birth Column – Feeling the pressure to get the party started? Unless the baby is ready to come and the mother’s body is ready for labour, no amount of prodding and poking is going to get that process going. Find out more and make your own informed choices with Induction vs Mother Nature’s Clock.
> Healthy & Fit for Birth – We are reminded to take a Pregnant Pause in the final stretch (don’t mind the pun!) towards meeting our precious baby. In our busy world, we often need this reminder to stop rushing and start being!
> Bonus Feature – For most women, food cravings come hand in hand with pregnancy. Studies show that up to 80% of women crave specific foods, particularly during the first trimester of pregnancy. But what do food cravings actually mean and what is causing them? Find out more in Baby Made Me Eat It.