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Why we don't bathe baby straight away - vernix

The Power of Vernix – Why baby isn’t getting a bath straight away


Newborns emerge into this world red-faced, squalling and covered in a creamy guck (not a technical term). In years past practices and expectations were that baby would be whisked away, given a first bath to clean that guck off, plus a whole series of tests, and placed fresh, clean and swaddled in mom’s arms sometime after birth, sanitized, and picture perfect.…

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Birth Plans – A Real Life Example II

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Nothing can fully prepare you for the experience of childbirth. Taking childbirth classes, talking with your midwife or OB/GYN, and with your partner about what you hope for during childbirth can help it be the wonderful, positive experience we want for all women. Articulating your hopes into a birth plan is part of preparing for childbirth. Below is our second…

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Birth Plan – A Real Life Example

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Birth plans are, by their very nature, a personal thing and while we gave a guide of a generalized birth plan previously, we thought it might be helpful to share some real birth plans prepared by others. Our thanks to the parents who gave permission to use their birth plans as an example. In this example the mother had a health…

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What is a Birth Plan?

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What on earth is a birth plan? I mean how can you plan exactly how your child’s birth will happen? The answer is you can’t. Life, nature and the birthing process are not perfectly linear processes, no one can predict what will happen. But a birth plan is not about creating a rigid description of what the birth will be…

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TucsonMama Birth Stories -Exploring and Challenging Limits

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Anita is the Director of Social Media and Blogging for MomsRising.org and shared her experience giving birth to her beautiful daughter P. with TucsonMama and so with us. Here is a little excerpt. Find the rest over at Tucson Mama. “There were several times when I was thinking “ETHER!!! Didn’t they use ETHER in the 50′s? Why don’t they give…

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Tucson Mama Shares Birth Stories

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Get a group of new mamas together and inevitably birth experiences come up in the topic of conversation. Giving birth is a life altering experience by definition and sharing stories of that experience, powerful. Local parenting blogger, Tucson Mama, has been sharing birth stories on her blog as of late. This little excerpt comes from her own experience. “The next time they…

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