Giving Birth

Having A Baby Could Cost You More Depending On Where You Live

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 03.10.2017 | Canada Parents

So start saving.

It's Time We Stop Judging Childbirth

Georgia Morley | Posted 11.08.2016 | Canada Parents
Georgia Morley

I believe we need to shift in how women -- and society -- classify giving birth. We need to spend more time encouraging women to embrace their unique experiences. We need to concentrate on educating women on what the body actually does as well as different methods of birthing and various outcomes -- without judgment.

U.S. Hospital Charges Mom $39 To Hold Baby After Giving Birth

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 10.04.2016 | Canada Parents

Nothing in life is free.

I'm Relieved We Paid Attention To Our Growing Baby's Head Shape

Sarah Schultz | Posted 09.27.2016 | Canada Parents
Sarah Schultz

It was becoming evident in photos of our baby that his forehead was very round and protruding, and his temples looked "pinched" into his head. He also had a very marked flat spot on the back right side of his long and narrow head shape. I brought up my concerns, and I was told not to worry about it. But I did.

Dad Live Streams Birth Of Son On Facebook

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 05.17.2016 | Canada Parents

“I wanted our baby to remember it… it's something for him to remember when he grows up.”

Airplane Travel Tips For Expectant Moms

Posted 05.16.2016 | Canada Parents

Whether you’re on a red eye flight or a quick hour-long jaunt, here are four tips to help you and your tiny passenger along the way.

Stop Saying These Things To Pregnant Women

Posted 04.11.2016 | Canada Parents

20 questions every expectant mother has heard time and time again (and again and again).

Unbelievable Things People Say To C-Section Moms

The Huffington Post Canada | Trish Bentley | Posted 04.01.2016 | Canada Parents

"You didn't really give birth; you just had surgery."

Postpartum Eclampsia Almost Left My Husband A Single Dad

Christine Johnson | Posted 03.17.2017 | Canada Parents
Christine Johnson

Postpartum pre-eclampsia isn't spoken about as much as regular pre-eclampsia. We're led to believe that we have our babies, then we're supposed to be in this land of happiness where everything is sunshine and roses. I'm told that eclamptic seizures often cause coma and death.

I Had Never Heard Of HELLP Syndrome Until It Nearly Killed Me

Laura McKnight | Posted 03.15.2017 | Canada Parents
Laura McKnight

It should have been a moment for my husband and I to celebrate, to hug and kiss over. Unfortunately, it wasn't. Immediately after delivering, I cried out to the nurses about the pain in my stomach. It had gotten much worse. It had become unbearable. That's when I started to fall into a deep, confusing haze.

21 Birth Photos That Capture The Purest Love

The Huffington Post Canada | Kristy Woudstra | Posted 11.22.2016 | Canada Parents

In honour of Valentine's Day, these birth photos capture that magical moment when parents first meet their babies.

The Other Side: Life As A New Parent

Megan Howarth | Posted 11.27.2016 | Canada Parents
Megan Howarth

The truth is, the birth of your baby will most likely be the most transformative and life-changing experience you will ever go through. You will enter the experience living in one dimension and you will exit feeling truly like you are on "The Other Side" of your life.

Why Some Moms Feel Invisible After Giving Birth

Caitlin Boudreau | Posted 10.07.2016 | Canada Parents
Caitlin Boudreau

"How's the baby?" you're asked constantly. "How's she eating/sleeping?" It doesn't take long for you to notice the monumental shift in focus, from you -- the glowing, pregnant woman -- to the baby. That seat that people jumped to offer you on the bus? Taken. It's touching to feel such warmth and interest towards your newborn, don't get me wrong. But how about we save some of that for mom?

Dad Films Wife Giving Birth To 10-Pound Baby In The Car (NSFW)

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 07.20.2015 | Canada Parents

A Texas father filmed his wife giving birth to their 10-pound baby boy in their car after they were unable to make it to the birthing centre on time. ...

Mom Who Sacrificed Life For Baby Lives On In Touching Videos

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 05.15.2015 | Canada Parents

New York mom Liz Joice refused cancer treatment so that she could give birth to her beautiful baby girl Lily, who is now a year old. Sadly, Liz passed...

Couple With 12 Sons Welcome 13th Child

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 05.14.2015 | Canada Parents

On Wednesday, a Michigan couple with 12 sons welcomed their 13th child – another boy! Kateri and Jay Schwandt have a tradition of not finding ou...

Ouch! Mom Gives Birth To 13-Pound Baby Boy!

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 05.12.2015 | Canada Parents

A Pennsylvania mom shocked hospital staff when she gave birth to a larger-than-expected baby boy, weighing 13 pounds, 10 ounces and measuring 25 inche...

Mom Who Gave Birth On Air Canada Flight Had No Idea She Was Pregnant

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 05.11.2015 | Canada Alberta

"It turned out we have a little baby, beautiful girl."

Mom Gives Birth Same Day As Kate Middleton AGAIN

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 05.06.2015 | Canada Parents

One mother beat the odds of two million to one to give birth on the same day as the Duchess of Cambridge – for a second time! On Saturday, May 2,...

Why Writing a Book Is Harder Than Giving Birth

Vicki Murphy | Posted 09.07.2013 | Canada Living
Vicki Murphy

Just in case you missed the first trillion times I mentioned it: giving birth was really hard. Now I am about to give birth again. This time, to a book. In some ways, giving birth to a book is harder than giving birth to a baby. Everyone loves your human baby because it's an innocent party in all of this. But many will hate your paper baby, because you made it, and you suck.

How Long Should You Wait Before Having Another Baby?

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 11.28.2012 | Canada Living

The process of pregnancy can be exhausting — you carry a baby for up to ten months, go through labour and adjust to life with a newborn. But that do...

How Celebrities Give Birth: Bulletproof Glass, Hypno Breathing And Their Own Tunes

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 01.09.2012 | Canada Living

If there's one thing money can't buy, it's escape from pain. And when it comes to pain, there's really nothing comparable to childbirth. So how do...