For Mother’s Day: Later motherhood trend continues among American mothers and a University of Houston author says more families starting later pregnancy has positive impacts.
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A new study shows that while encouraging the practice of "Back-to-Sleep" for all infants back in the '90s has decreased SIDS overall, it has not done so for newborns in their first week of life. Here are some surprising nursing habits new moms may want to avoid during a newborn's first week of life.
Every birth is a miracle from the moment the voice of a new soul throbs in the air. Today at the Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas the medical team got to witness the modern birth miracle of a uterus transplant for the first time in the United States.
Several moms in Mommy Connect (I'm Prego and Beyond) Facebook groups share their experiences with their first and second childbirth. The discussion is very interesting and may help other pregnant women. I decided to share some parts of it to help married women who are pregnant and preparing for giving birth to a child. So here are the differences between the first and second pregnancies, if there are any.
“We are going to have to deliver the baby by C-Section.”
When a pregnant mom-to-be hears those words from her doctor or healthcare provider, she undoubtedly faces many fears and uncertainties. Will the baby be OK? Is it dangerous? How will she manage the pain and recovery? What about the scar?
It's your second c-section - what to expect when you are expecting to do it again. The second cesarean c-section doesn't have to be nerve-wracking.
Before heading to the hospital, find out c-section delivery side effects and 15 things nobody tells you. There are mixed feelings when you discover you need a c-section. Sometimes you find out in the delivery room like I did with my first child. Other moms know ahead of time. Either way, you soon realize surgery will be part of your birthing process.
Whether you are having a hospital birth or home birth, it is vital you have a birth plan.
Whether they're aware of it or not, one of the first things people do when they're holding a very young baby is take a deep whiff.
As a brand-new nursing mother, I worried almost incessantly about my milk supply. And now as a mom with years of experience, I have found that the number one obstacle new moms face in establishing a healthy breastfeeding relationship is overcoming that same worry.
I know a home birth is all the rage in the natural community. But you can have a peaceful and natural hospital birth.
Giving birth is a very important process to a lot of women. It is single-handedly (in my opinion) the most empowering thing a woman does in the course of her life. Some women want choices when it comes to the labor and delivery of their children, which is why home birth is such a great option for many of us!
Neonatal hypoglycemia is a common metabolic problem in newborns which can have major long-term consequences including neurologic damage. Researchers have found just a single dose of dextrose gel can decrease a newborn's risk of getting neonatal hypoglycemia.
Are you considering having a C-section, but want to make sure that your baby is not lacking the benefits of a vaginal birth? Here is why you may want to request a “seeding” of your infant immediately after a C-section delivery.
About half of all 2-month-old babies had flat spots on their heads after being screened by researchers for a new study, which is one of the first to assess just how common the problem is.