Immediately after a baby is born, the umbilical cord -- the lifeline that connects baby to your placenta and allows for vital oxygenated, nutrient-rich blood flow -- is still filled with blood. The remaining blood, as it turns out, isn't just insignificant leftovers, but very beneficial for baby to
I often say to expectant parents that how labor and birth unfolds is based on the rule of 25% -- 25% preparation, 25% labor support, 25% choice of care provider and place of birth, and 25% good ole' fashioned luck. The good news is that, most of the time, 75%* of how your birth unfolds is within you
In this continued series, we're rounding up and breaking down the top 10 fears of childbirth, all of which are addressed in a good childbirth class. Today, we're talking about fear number four (in no particular order), which is the fear of labor stalling or "petering out." Let's address this first b
In this series, we are discussing the top 10 childbirth fears that are discussed in childbirth classes. for women and families. In our last post, we talked about the fear of pain in labor and how to cope. You can view the complete list here -- stay tuned for a discussion on each of these fears. Toda
Although the big day is still several weeks away, your baby is preparing for her grand entrance into the world.