You can fudge lots of things in life – knowing the difference between Beaujolais and Bordeaux, how much money you made last year (versus how much money the IRS thinks you made), your shoe size, your cup size, whether you really came three times last night. But one thing you don’t ever want to fudge is your birth control. Nearly half of all pregnancies in the U.S. are unintended. If you don’t want to contribute to this statistic, read on to get the facts about some enduring contraception myths. After all, you know what they call people who either don’t use birth control or use it incorrectly? Parents. Plus: Test your birth control IQ…
While no women expects to be placed on bed rest during pregnancy it does happen. Use the time to rest/craft/shop for baby (online of course)/ or take a childbirth class with a childbirth educatior (such as myself) who will come to your home or work with you online/over the phone.
Number one, of course, is the fear of “poking” the baby. Don’t worry stud you’re not even close.
Are midwives becoming trendy, like juice cleanses and Tom’s shoes? It seems that way, at least among certain well-dressed pockets of New York society, where midwifery is no longer seen as a weird, fringe practice favored by crunchy types, but as an enlightened, more natural choice for the famous and fashionable.