Study Links Delayed Cord C...

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 or contributing to the condition. “This new study provides preliminary but interesting evidence that...

Effect of Delayed Cord Cla...

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 early CC on neurodevelopment at 4 years of age. The Complete...

11 Hospitals to Avoid If Y...

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 her child and needlessly raises costs, according to the American Congress of Obstetricians and...

Kids born ‘late̵...

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 weeks. “It has been well-established that late-term births are associated with higher levels of...

Here’s Why Experts S...

Mothers of teenagers, think back to the happy day when your son or daughter was born: Shortly after birth your infant was likely taken away from you. It was to be expected—after all, the baby needed to be cleaned up and washed off. But now, experts are saying there’s evidence that parents should wait a bit longer—at least 24 hours, or more—before bathing your little one. “It’s important...

The Birth Pause: Unhurryin...

If a ‘pregnant pause’ is a breath held in a story, a moment’s stillness where we linger between what has been told and what is yet to be told, then what we are calling a ‘birth pause’ might be thought of as a breath at the moment of birth: a place to linger, suspended briefly between what has just happened – the mighty work of birth, and what is to come – the unfolding of the new human life that has...

Baby Hannah: March 2016

Just sending an update to let you know we had our little girl! Hannah born March 2016. We could not be any happier! I wanted to share a little about our experience as encouragement as a success story that you’re welcome to share Pat. We were able to follow our birth plan and things went smoothly. Labor was actually WAY shorter than we anticipated and the Blissborn was super helpful. My contractions...
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