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Pregnancy, Birth + Family Planning

These posts address issues related to fertility, family planning, birth control, pregnancy, miscarriage, abortion, pregnancy loss, and birth.

Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Section (VBAC) + Repeat C-Sections: Myths vs Reality, Part Two

By and January 27, 2016 1 Comment
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Interview with Dr. Jean-Gilles Tchabo  In my last post (which you can read here), I talked about my experience approaching the delivery of my second child, after having an emergency c-section for my first. The OB/GYN I chose for my second pregnancy, Dr. Jean-Gilles Tchabo, encourages vaginal deliveries after cesarean sections (VBACs) as an option […]

Categories: Pregnancy, Birth + Family Planning, Science 101 + Mythbusting


Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Section (VBAC) + Repeat C-Sections: Myths vs Reality, Part One

By and January 26, 2016 1 Comment
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Interview with Dr. Jean-Giles Tchabo  When I was in labor with my first baby, my regular OB had to leave and I was terrified. I trusted my OB and didn’t know this new doctor that was coming on rotation, and I didn’t want a random doctor making medical decisions that could mean life or death for my […]

Categories: Pregnancy, Birth + Family Planning, Science 101 + Mythbusting


It’s a Girl! The Scientific Parent Welcomes its Newest Bundle of Joy

By November 17, 2015 1 Comment
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The Scientific Parent family is one wee member bigger today! We’d like to congratulate Editor-in-Chief Leslie and her husband Noel, who welcomed Margaret Emily Ann Waghorn to the world on Monday, November 16 at 9:12am. Maggie weighs in at 8lbs and 8 ounces, has chubby baby cheeks, ten beautiful fingers, and ten beautiful toes, and […]

Categories: Pregnancy, Birth + Family Planning


On Pregnancy #2: Editor-in-Chief Leslie Waghorn talks C-Sections, Wives’ Tales, and Being Pregnant in Public

By and November 17, 2015 No Comments
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Julia interviewed Leslie just before she delivered baby #2, Maggie, on Monday (you can see pictures of the little beauty on our blog here – a big congrats to the Waghorn family!). At the time, she was full term, absolutely feeling it, and had had some time to reflect back on how this pregnancy has […]

Categories: Pregnancy, Birth + Family Planning


The Promise of the Human Placenta Project

By November 4, 2015 No Comments
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We caught wind of an interesting new project out of the National Institutes of Health called the Human Placenta Project, and reached out to learn more. Today’s post is written by the project’s coordinator, who has a personal connection to his research.   In her second pregnancy, my wife, Cynthia, started bleeding at five months. […]

Categories: Pregnancy, Birth + Family Planning, Science 101 + Mythbusting


Helping Kids Welcome a New Baby

By October 20, 2015 No Comments
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  Three of the people I love the most and am closest to are my brother and sisters. I’m always happy to see them and, like the best old friends, we can catch up with each other’s news in a moment. These relationships are not an accident, however. They are the result of our parents’ efforts […]

Categories: Ages + Stages, Mental, Emotional, + Behavioral Health, Newborns + Infants, Pregnancy, Birth + Family Planning, School-Aged Children, Toddlers + Preschoolers, Tweens + Teens