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Another Hurricane Sandy Birth Story: New Jersey Mom Delivers Baby in Her Bathroom

Abby and Stephen
It reads like a sitcom story line:  Pregnant woman gets stuck somewhere because of some crazy circumstance, goes into labor and delivers her baby on her own. But for Abby Wellington, a 34-year-old pediatrician and second-year neonatal fellow from New Jersey, this was no TV episode. Last Monday, while Hurricane Sandy took down power lines and home... read more

Make a Birth Plan, But Hold On to It Loosely

Photo: Veer / The Bump
Photo: Veer / The Bump
As I got towards the end of my pregnancy with my son, I thought I knew how the delivery, hospital stay and the early days of parenting would go. There are two lists. The first is what you want to happen. The second is what actually happens! I thought my water would break, I'd start... read more