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Warm Hearts Baby Showers ‘Shower’ Local Moms-to-Be With Love

Meet the Westland woman who has been hosting showers for low-income women in southeast Michigan for the past 14 years.

Water Birth: What You Should Know

What is water birth – and is it the right option for you? Local experts weigh in on this form of childbirth.

What is ‘Normal’ Labor?

A local childbirth educator with Beaumont explains the realities of labor and what parents should expect.

Placenta Encapsulation & Other Services in Southeast Michigan

Eating placenta and placenta encapsulation are common practices in natural birthing circles and an increasingly popular choice for families.

Hospitals With Birthing Centers in Southeast Michigan

Are you trying to find a close, comfortable and low-stress environment to naturally birth your baby? Browse this list of local hospitals with birthing centers to find the right place for you.

Coolest Amenities at Local Birthing Centers

For those considering natural childbirth at a southeast Michigan birth center, there are unique features to make the experience as pleasant as possible.

Packing for the Hospital: What to Take and What to Leave...

Lighten your load with our guide to what to pack in a hospital bag for labor and delivery and the things that aren't necessities for moms.

How to Minimize Stretch Marks Before and After Baby

There are so many changes that happen to your body during pregnancy, but these pesky marks are one of the worst. Here are some tips prevent them.

Tips on Picking Out a Perfect Nursing Bra

Rebecca Aughton, owner of Bra-vo Intimates in Royal Oak, shares buying tips with expecting and new moms searching for nursing bras.

Postpartum Depression in New Dads: Signs and What to Do

Can dads have postpartum depression? You bet. Learn more about identifying and supporting new dads with the postpartum blues.

Reasons a Birth Center May Not Be For You

Things don't always go as planned for moms who want to give birth at a natural birthing center. Here are some reasons why it might not work for you.

What Are the Pros and Cons of Home Birth?

Local experts share what expectant parents should know if considering homebirth in metro Detroit. Here are some advantages and disadvantages of home birth.

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