New Definition of Term PregnancyWhen is your baby "full term"? This is what is addressed in this recent TIME article.Once upon a time in most cases your baby was born when it was good and ready. But more and more births are being medically induced for non-medical reasons such as a "big baby", guaranteeing that… Continue reading New Definition of Term Pregnancy
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!
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