The excitement is building as I prepare to speak at the New Jersey Symposium for Physiologic Birth. I will be speaking about my recent research on water birth, and I’ve got more in store than the meta-analysis. There will be two sessions,
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
Baby’s Growth Week 22 Your baby is working on developing two more senses, taste and touch. All her organ systems are in place, but the specialization and maturation of the systems is continuing. If your baby is a girl, her reproductive organs
Mom’s Changes Your nausea should have disappeared by now, but you may be feeling heartburn or indigestion when you eat. You may also be experiencing some constipation and pelvic pain. Although some pelvic pain is normal due to the relaxing and stretching