Archive for 'Birth'

Guilt and Childbirth

Guilt and Childbirth

Why parents can feel guilty when childbirth doesn’t go as planned. Guilt and Childbirth Having a baby is a time of hope and wonderful expectations. Parents anticipate the birth by preparing the nursery, and creating their [...]

Cesarean Section

Cesarean Section

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 [...]

Doulas’ Role in Childbirth

Doulas’ Role in Childbirth

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 [...]

Father’s Role in Childbirth

Father’s Role in Childbirth

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 [...]

Homebirths

Homebirths

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 [...]

From First Kicks to First Steps

From First Kicks to First Steps

Dr. Alan Greene inspires and enlightens readers with time tested-wisdom and cutting- edge science in From First Kicks to First Steps. He helps parents understand and make the most of key windows in their babies’ development. [...]

New Born Appearance

New Born Appearance

What will your newborn look like after birth? What will your newborn look like after birth? There is nothing quite so precious as a newborn baby even if the first impression isn’t quite what you thought [...]

Traffic Pollution Linked to a 30% Increase in Premature Births

Traffic Pollution Linked to a 30% Increase in Premature Births

Pregnant women who live in urban environments near heavy traffic are 30% more likely to give birth prematurely, according to recent research. The study out of the School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, [...]

What do Newborn Babies Look Like?

What do Newborn Babies Look Like?

Cone shaped heads, wrinkles and blue gray skin. There’s reason why your newborn may look more alien than human at birth.  When babies are first born, they’re hardly the picture of infant beauty portrayed in advertising. [...]