This Week on Facebook: 6/7-6/13


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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.

FROM: http://kellybroganmd.com/snippet/pitocin-not-oxytocin/

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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)."

FROM: https://marksloanmd.wordpress.com/2015/06/03/the-benefits-of-delayed-cord-clamping-new-evidence/

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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!

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"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."

FROM: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/29/doula-benefits_n_5730720.html

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!

FROM: http://bphotoart.com/50-toddler-activities-with-newborn-around/

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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