Recently my friend and Childbirth Education mentor, Ceridwen Morris, wrote a great blog over at babble about how alarmist most pregnancy advice is: Sit down, have a drink and enjoy this pregnancy advice. I was told some pretty crazy stuff when I was pregnant including, "don't eat nuts"?! I have also carried my pregnant friend's… Continue reading Sit down, have a drink, and enjoy this pregnancy advice.
“Nearly all mothers are physically able to breastfeed and will do so if they have accurate information and support,” Great article on the UN's website today (click above quote) detailing some of the ways woman become discouraged when breastfeeding. So many women often think they "won't have enough milk", which is rare with a proper… Continue reading Women need protection from formula ads and support to promote breastfeeding
Bacteria is amazing!If you are one of the one third of pregnant women who will have a cesarean surgery, there are ways to make the best of the experience. Ask to have one arm free so you have touch your baby, ask to breastfeed right away and the latest birth plan item, swab your baby… Continue reading Bacteria is amazing!
Some of you have found this page though a friend or facebook, and you may not be pregnant yet. You might not even be thinking about it. This is a great time to start reading about maternity care and childbirth! Seems crazy. Like lurking in the wedding section of Barnes and Noble when you're not… Continue reading What to Read Before you’re Pregnant
Delayed Cord ClampingI just finished working on a report on the British Medical Journal's paper regarding the benefits of delayed cord clamping. Since I exclusively breastfed my son for the first six months of his life, I often heard conflicting advice about giving him an additional iron supplement (I didn't). But if we had delayed cutting his… Continue reading Delayed Cord Clamping
well, i didn't. I read about five and that was confusing enough. But Ava Neyer did, and the result is hysterical...
There is nothing more amazing (and terrifying!) than becoming a new parent. My goal as a childbirth educator, and in creating this website, is to bring you knowledge, advice, articles, research and a little fun to make the journey into childbirth and parenthood a little more empowered. Thanks! Hilary