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Naomi was born on May 10th at 9:49pm after a five-and-a-half-hour labor. My labor was intense right from the beginning. My initial contractions were only six minutes apart. Blissborn played a vital role in my ability to get through the contractions. I listened to disc 6 about two hours into my labor. My...

Study Links Delayed Cord Clamping to Improved Social & Motor Development

Swedish researchers have associated delayed clamping of a newborn’s umbilical cord with higher social and fine-motor skills in preschool boys. The findings, published today in JAMA Pediatrics, are of particular interest to those in the autism community who have suspected premature cord clamping as causing...

Effect of Delayed Cord Clamping on Neurodevelopment at 4 Years of Age

Importance  Prevention of iron deficiency in infancy may promote neurodevelopment. Delayed umbilical cord clamping (CC) prevents iron deficiency at 4 to 6 months of age, but long-term effects after 12 months of age have not been reported. Objective  To investigate the effects of delayed CC compared with...

11 Hospitals to Avoid If You Don’t Want a C-Section Birth

In many cases, a C-section birth is absolutely necessary. But often it is not: Researchers estimate that in almost half of the cesareans performed in the U.S, the babies could have been safely delivered vaginally instead. Performing a C-section when it isn’t necessary poses avoidable risks to the mother and...

Kids born ‘late’ perform better in elementary and middle school

Reuters Health) – Children born in the 41st week of pregnancy – which is considered “late-term” – have better test scores and are more likely to be classified as gifted in elementary and middle school, compared with children born “full-term,” that is, at 39 or 40...

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