Delivery Room Makeover

A veteran of two uncomplicated home births, I knew from experience what would help my birth go smoothly: taking charge of the sights and sounds of the room and creating an emotional cocoon of privacy around me.

Published: 06/21/2011

by Jessica Williams

5 Tips About Prepping For Maternity Leave
Checking off that preparation to-do list before the baby is born can be overwhelming - especially when your career is involved.
Labor Pains: A Guide To a More Comfortable Delivery
Yvonne Bohn, M.D., Allison Hill, M.D., and Alane Park, M.D., all practice at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles. They call themselves The Mommy Docs, and offer tips on pain management during labor.
Baby Steps To a Happy Mom
That needy little wiggle worm you haven’t even gotten to know yet creates an irrevocable disruption in the universe. The resulting ripples are profound, perplexing and often get in the way of the fun that should accompany new motherhood.
Baby’s First Six Months
The first 12 months of development are action packed. Born with a rather limited skill set, we learn to hold our heads up at 3 months, sit at 6 months, get mobile by 9 to 10 months and most of us begin walking by the early part of our second year.
L.O.V.E. Parenting's 15-15 For Parents With Young Children
Jessica Williams' 15-15 is a simple time management technique that can make all the difference in the world to your sanity and that of your partner.
Turning a Tantrum Around with Pure Empathy
What to do when her 5-year-old has a meltdown in public? Jessica Williams tries empathy, and it works!