Last week when I attended the normal birth conference, I paid special attention to the presentations by Saraswathi Vedam. I was watching her work on the Home Birth Summit before I was involved in research. At the Normal Birth Conference, she presented information
I spent last week at the Normal Birth Conference exploring the latest research and making connections for future work. The Normal Birth Conference is a research-focused (not practice focused) conference and has quickly become one of my “must attend” conferences every year. Next year’s conference
UNICEF has released the latest global breastfeeding scorecard with country profiles. How did your country do? Go to UNICEF For the United States, it reports several pieces of data that are simply not available or not considered relevant, it’s hard to tell.
I want to thank you to both the audience of this website and the community of families and midwives who have been supportive of my ongoing educational pursuits. I am thrilled to share that in June I defended my dissertation and in July
You wake up in the middle of the night because you are having contractions that are too strong to sleep through. Will you: Use Heat to Lessen the Pain Applying heat to a source of pain can be effective in reducing the
Baby’s Growth Week 27 Your baby is at a point of rapid brain growth, and he still needs to mature several systems. The lungs and liver are continuing their development, and the immune system is improving. Week 28 The rapid brain growth
Baby’s Growth Week 31 Over the next two weeks he will mature enough that his chances of survival if born early will be pretty good. About 30% of triplets and 10% of twins are born at this time, however most often it