Pitocin is NOT Oxytocin, which is not to say it is never medically indicated - but, as with ANY intervention, it should be a decision made with awareness of the benefits and risks, after a dialogue with your care provider.
More delayed cord clamping news - "In a recently published randomized clinical trial, a Swedish research team led by Dr. Ola Andersson discovered that a group of healthy children who had been randomized to receive DCC (3 minutes after birth) had significantly better personal-social and fine-motor functioning at 4 years of age than did those who were randomized to receive ECC (< 10 seconds after birth)."
This new mommy is RADIANT in her borrowed Prism - babywearing FTW! Does your doula have a lending library to share with you? Contact me about my postpartum services!
"The presence of a doula at birth was linked to an almost 60 percent reduction in women's odds of having a C-section, and 80 percent lower odds of having a nonmedically indicated C-section compared with women who had no doula."
50 Things You Can Do With Your Toddler While Caring for a Newborn: For my mom friends who are heading into their second - or third - go-round!
Did you know that only 50% of women giving birth for the first time have their baby by 40 weeks and 5 days? That means HALF of first time moms will be pregnant 6 days or more after their "due date." Due dates are *estimates!"
For more information: http://humrep.oxfordjournals.org/content/16/7/1497.long
Another one of my favorite Mommy rock stars - taking her first tandem out to Starbucks with her little squish not even 3 weeks old! <3
NY friends - There is legislation coming to a vote provide midwifery/birth center care to underserved rural and urban areas. If this is something you might support, please read through the information linked and fill in the form to communicate your views to your representative! https://www.votervoice.net/ACNM/Campaigns/41267/Respond?vvsn=BDcFPAmeACzEKAlz3CN7BBA
Wrapping is not just for mommies - Daddy gets wrapping lessons, too!
I have space for one or *maybe* 2 more families on my calendar this summer - schedule a free consultation today to learn more about how my services can help you!