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10 Decisions for Parents of Newborns

10 Decisions you want to be prepared to make at the birth of your child.

One of the biggest worries of a new breastfeeding mom is whether or not her little one is getting enough to eat. It's impossible to tell how much your baby is getting without a bottle, so you are l...

Babies need at least 39 weeks to grow before they are born. Between 37 and 39 weeks, the baby goes through critical development of the brain, lungs, and liver. Your baby's brain at 35 weeks weighs only 2/3 of what it will weigh at 39 to 40 weeks. Elective delivery prior to 39 weeks increases the mom's risk of postpartum depression, stronger and more frequent contractions, and the need for a cesarean delivery.

A cesarean is not a failure on a mother’s part. A cesarean, no matter what we think of them in the natural birth community, is still birth. It is still child being born and a woman becoming a mother.

The cutest birth announcement ever! I love that the charge is stealing his parents hearts and the plea is guilty

More Birth, Breastfeeding and Placenta Pictures Removed From Facebook. Here is a waterbirth, henna tattoo and baby still attached to the placenta!

A baby born in "the caul", or amniotic sac, is rare. Having it photographed? Even more rare. Photographer, Leilani Rogers, had the awesome experience last night of not only seeing a twin birth, but one of the babies born completely inside it's bag of waters! "It was the most amazing thing I've ever witnessed as a birth photographer!!!" *This image was posted with permission from the mama. It may be shared ONLY with this credit and link: © 2013 Leilani Rogers, Photographer…

We watched this video in class. If you can get over the creepy aspect of it, it's great to show the positions and attitude of the baby when it's born.

Breastfeeding i offered up Breast feeding photo mini sessions deeply discounted to moms in my area to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week <3