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Would *YOU* Cut Your Baby's Umbilical Cord...? by Angela S. Patient Expert Posted Thu 24 May 2012 12:00am Did you get to listen to last night's exclusive Conscious Parenting Summit interview with CNN Hero of The Year 2011, midwife Robin Lim??? We are so blessed :) New interview coming up tonight with the wonderful Dr. Sarah Buckley, MD on lotus birth, birth hormones, placental tran ... Read on »
Natural childbirth: Benefits of lotus birth vs. delayed cord clamping by Jennifer Lance Patient Expert Posted Tue 30 Apr 2013 12:00am Hello there! If you are new here, you might want to for updates on this topic. There’s a new trend amongst natural home birthers getting attention by the media…the lotus birth. When I first heard the term, images from Ina May’s book    came to mind of women having  natural, orgasmic births imagining a lotus flower opening ... Read on »
Natural Childbirth: Delayed Cord Clamping by Jennifer Lance Patient Expert Posted Wed 06 Jan 2010 12:00am Hello there! If you are new here, you might want to subscribe to the RSS feed for updates on this topic. Photo by drcorneilus Delaying umbilical cord clamping is better for the newborn Do you know what delayed cord clamping is?  I remember first coming across this informati ... Read on »
Doctors Finally Recommend Delayed Cord Clamping! by Jennifer Lance Patient Expert Posted Thu 17 Nov 2011 12:00am Hello there! If you are new here, you might want to for updates on this topic. I read many books during both of my pregnancies on natural birth, in particular water birth. The first question many people ask about water birth is what if the infant takes its first breath under water. The answer lies in the umbilical ... Read on »
What Is Cord Blood And Why Is It Special by just 4 families Patient Expert Posted Thu 04 Nov 2010 3:57am By Les Scammell This is the first in a multi-part series on cord blood and stem cells Or more correctly, umbilical cord blood is as the name suggests, the blood that is taken from the umbilical cord after a baby has been born. Normally, the umbilical cord and its contents are thrown away after birth, however, doctors have now found that ... Read on »
Can you spare 3 minutes? Cord clamping: new information confirms what many of us "knew" already by Kim C. Patient Expert Posted Fri 18 Nov 2011 2:31pm Most families I serve ask for "delayed" cord clamping, assuming the baby is well and not in need of immediate care away from the mom. But what constitutes "delayed"? It's always been a mushy concept and for some providers, delayed is 10 seconds while another might wait 10 minutes. A study abstracted on Medscape (see below) finds that 3 minutes ... Read on »
Green tea extract 'eradica ... by John R. Posted Wed 22 Aug 2012 8:45am Green tea extract 'eradicates cancer tumours' A very preliminary study in laboratory glassware only Powerful new anti-cancer drugs based on green tea could soon be developed after scientists found an extract from the beverage could make almost half of tumours vanish.  The University of Strathclyde team made 40 per cent of human skin can ... Read on »
Health Headlines - January 22 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:25pm FDA Delays Nonprescription Morning-After Pill Rule U.S. regulators on Friday delayed a decision on whether to approve over-the-counter sales of a Barr Pharmaceuticals "morning-after pill" to prevent pregnancy, prompting a lawsuit from a women's rights group. Vioxx, Celebrex Were Overprescribed, Study Says The two popular painkillers V ... Read on »
Health Tips for July 26 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Sat 25 Jul 2009 11:17pm Health Tip: How New Dads Can Prepare for Birth Sure, expecting women have to carry most of the responsibility when it comes to pregnancy and childbirth. But that doesn't mean there's nothing for dads-to-be to do. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists offers this list of possible activities for new fathers: Discuss w ... Read on »
A HypnoBirthing announcement--Danielle & Evan by Carol Yeh-Garner Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 18 Aug 2010 10:43am Danielle & Evan took my classes early in their pregnancy in March/April of 2010 at Babies by the Sea Boutique. Their care provider was Dr. Biter, but since he didn't have OB privileges, they decided to have a homebirth. Here is their birth announcement Carol, Evan & I are proud to announce the birth of our daughter, Violet. She enter ... Read on »