Premature babies born via C-section often do worse than other early births. "Very small babies delivered prematurely by Caesarean section because they were not growing properly in the womb developed more respiratory problems than those who had induced vaginal deliveries, a new study found."
"Mothers can act as constant incubators. Did you know mothers are so sensitive to their premature baby’s needs they regulate their own skin temperature to keep their baby’s temperature stable? And they make their breast milk richer to cope with the baby’s special needs. Kangaroo care helps early brain development, too. And now a study... has shown how this simple technique can benefit all newborns." Dr Miriam Stoppard: Skin to skin contact is good for babies #parenting #baby #kangaroocare
Second Green Mommy Mama Doll Birthing/Breastfeeding Doll. This one is sold already but each one comes with an 18 inch tall Mama doll and 5 inch baby doll. The baby comes with detachable placenta and umbilical cord, blanket, cloth diaper, and feathery baby hair. The Mama comes with a dress, shoes, ring sling, hair bow, and has both breastfeeding and birthing abilities. "The Green Mommy Creations" $75
OB grand rounds on the importance of delayed cord cutting, placental circulation as neonatal resuscitation, placental respiration, artifical vs. placental immediate care. See comments for discussion of importance of warmth for waterbirths.
CycleBeads® looks like a necklace, but it is actually a tool that helps a woman track her cycle and clearly identify the days when pregnancy is most likely. It is proven to be more than 95% effective at preventing pregnancy. This version is our most economical and comes with glow in the dark white beads to ensure you'll know when you're on a fertile day!
Twin sisters, Shaakira White and Zaakira Mitchell of South Carolina, gave birth just an hour apart on July 24th - and one gave birth to twins. Mitchell was accompanying her sister to her doctor’s appointment, and then suddenly they both went into labor.
"What you need to know to have the best birth experience for you. Drawing upon her thirty-plus years of experience, Ina May Gaskin, the nation’s leading midwife, shares the benefits and joys of natural childbirth by showing women how to trust in the ancient wisdom of their bodies for a healthy and fulfilling birthing experience." A must for moms prepping for unmedicated birth.