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Are Home Births Safer For Moms

Could a Home Birth Be Safer For a Mom-to-Be?

There's never a shortage of news in the parenting world — from differing parenting styles to new studies and beyond. But there are only so many hours in the day, and we can't cover every story that catches our eyes. Take a look at the six stories you may have missed this week but need to read.

  • Are home births better for you and your baby-to-be? It's possible. A new report from the National Institute For Health and Care Excellence suggests the midwife-led method may present fewer complications than a delivery in a hospital.
  • One clothing company has gone to extremes to sell its items. In a recent interview, Aéropostale CEO Julian Geiger said kids who wear the company's clothes will "not be teased or made fun of [for] the way they look." He adds the uniform-like style takes the stress out of keeping up with fashion trends.
  • Will breastfeeding moms ever catch a break? A woman in Colorado was recently fired for pumping during work hours, even though her employer promised it wouldn't be a problem. But the new mom isn't sitting back or staying quiet. She recently filed a lawsuit against her employer for violating the laws that protect breastfeeding mothers in the workplace. Here's hoping she wins.
  • America's sweetheart may be in hot water. Last week, Kelly Clarkson took her 5-month-old daughter for a horseback ride and captured the moment on camera. While some thought this was a sweet mother-daughter outing, others are considering it child endangerment. Where do you stand?
  • They say girls are sugar and spice, but do boys have more of a bite? New research suggests that despite the prevalence of "mean girls" in schools, a boy is more likely to be the school bully.
  • And you thought stealing Christmas was bad. One couple in Utah has canceled the holiday for their three sons. Fed up with their children's disrespectful behavior, John and Lisa Henderson decided to skip the presents and instead teach their children the true meaning of the season.
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