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
Yesterday, November 17, marked World Prematurity Day, an event created as part of the March of Dimes Prematurity Campaign along with several other participating organizations to raise awareness of premature birth and remember premature babies who died.
In Hollywood, it is usually the first sign of labor and happens with great fanfare and an exaggerated sense of urgency. In reality only about 10% of women experience their water breaking before labor begins.
A recent study published in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology revealed that scientists at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden have developed a test that can help predict if a woman will go into labor and give birth prematurely.
May 13 is Mother's Day and to celebrate, Giving Birth with Confidence will post throughout the month of May on "The Wonder of Mothers," a series dedicated to sharing some of the many ways mothers' bodies are beautifully designed to grow, birth, and nourish her baby.