Newborn babies are amazing, cuddly, and deliciously adorable, which is what makes near round-the-clock care for them more bearable. But the reality is also that taking care of a new baby creates stress for parents.
Stress is an inevitable component of the newborn period (and parenting in general) -
We have long known the benefits of holding, touch, and skin-to-skin care with infants -- it improves baby's immune system, regulates temperature, promotes calm and sleep, and is essential for development and growth. Now, new research from scientists at the the University of British Columbia and BC
The United States has the highest rate of maternal mortality (mothers dying within 42 days after the end of pregnancy) among all industrialized countries. The highest. More than 50% of those maternal deaths are preventable. The state of maternal and infant care in the United States is a national cri
My daughter is now two and a half months old and this will be my last blog entry for this site. I thought a lot about how I would like to explain this part of my baby journey, what kind of "ending" might capture being a new mother. If you have been reading my entries since the beginning, you'll reme
New to the growing list of online Lamaze classes is "Bringing Home Baby," a self-paced course that addresses the most pressing newborn care topics for new parents, including safe sleep and co-sleeping, choosing baby’s health care provider, establishing routines, swaddling, bathing, car seats and mor