Archive for 'Before Baby'
How umbilical cord blood banking could be a life-saver for your child. Umbilical Cord Blood More and more, parents are considering umbilical cord blood banking where some of the blood from their baby’s umbilical cord and [...]
A new study by a team of Canadian and American researchers has provided further evidence that chemicals found in flame retardants are harmful to fetal development. The chemicals known as PBDEs (polybrominated diphenyl ethers) are found [...]
Loving your body. Pregnancy and a women’s self-image. Moms and Self Image If there’s one thing you can’t control when you’re pregnant, it’s your waistline, after all there’s a human being growing in that belly. So, [...]
Are you considering childbirth at home? Homebirths About 2% of births take place at home, and the verdict is still out on how safe they are. Some studies show that there’s higher infant mortality but less [...]
Tips for starting a fitness program during pregnancy. Pregnancy & Fitness Exercise during pregnancy has a lot of benefits like keeping weight gain in check, and reducing leg cramps and high blood pressure. And the good [...]
Infants who eat a diet that includes fish at the age of six to twelve months have a lower risk of developing asthma-like symptoms than babies who did not consume fish before six months or after [...]
When is a cesarian section absolutely necessary? Cesarian Section In North America, births by cesarian sections average between 25 and 30% of all births. Of course, c-sections are major surgery and with that comes risks and [...]
The important role of doulas during childbirth. Doulas The word doula comes from ancient Greek and means “a woman who serves”. It’s an apt definition because doulas do just that, helping women during the actual birth [...]
The important role dads and partners play in the delivery room. Father’s Role A few generations back, fathers weren’t even welcome in the delivery room, but were relegated to pace in the waiting room until the [...]
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