Nitrous Oxide During Labor

Nitrous Oxide During Labor

As your due date approaches, you will want to become familiar with the natural and medical intervention options for pain relief. One option for pain relief during labor is nitrous…

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Placenta Encapsulation

Placenta Encapsulation

The placenta is the organ that surrounds the fetus in the womb and allows for the exchange of nutrients, blood, and waste with the mother. It is expelled from the…

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Breastfeeding While Pregnant

Breastfeeding While Pregnant

You may have just started adjusting to breastfeeding only to find out you are pregnant again. You might have a rush of questions and concerns. Is it safe to breastfeed…

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Postpartum Massage

Postpartum Massage

Postpartum massage can be as important and beneficial as massage during pregnancy. Postpartum bodywork is an effective and holistic approach for the many adjustments to motherhood. You may be surprised…

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Preventing the Baby Blues

Preventing the baby blues is something almost every expecting mother wants to do. Mothers-to-be often spend hours and days making preparations for their little ones, doing everything from prenatal yoga,…

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Nutrition During Breastfeeding

Nutrition During Breastfeeding

The following articles are provided by organizations partnering with the American Pregnancy Association to deliver related information to you. The mention of specific products or services does not constitute a recommendation…

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Baby Blues

Baby Blues

Mood swings after the birth of a baby are not uncommon. While the “baby blues” are the least severe form of postpartum depression, it is important not to ignore the…

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Umbilical Cord Care

Umbilical Cord Care

The umbilical cord transported nutrients from you to your baby throughout your pregnancy. Now he or she has a purplish-blue stump that is about a half inch to an inch…

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Newborn Jaundice

After the birth of a baby, it is common for care providers to watch a newborn closely. One of the things that your care provider will be monitoring is jaundice….

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Colic

The term “colic” has been around for years, often used to describe any baby that cries for an extended period of time. Many parents wonder if their baby has colic…

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Breastfeeding and Jaundice

Breastfeeding and Jaundice

After the birth of a baby, it is common for care providers to watch a newborn closely. One of the things that your care provider will be monitoring is jaundice….

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Soothing your crying Baby

There is no sound like that of a crying infant. Something about it can often cause many moms to literally ache to fix whatever is wrong with their baby. Sometimes…

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Changing a Diaper

Changing a Diaper

Changing your baby’s diapers may seem like a frightening task, especially if you have never been around babies before. Don’t worry, it is not that hard and in a few…

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What’s in Breast Milk?

What’s in Breast Milk?

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) strongly recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life and that breastfeeding continue for at least 12 months.  It is optimal for…

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It’s all about the Latch

It’s all about the Latch

The most important part of successful breastfeeding is the latch. If your baby is not properly latched on to your breast, feedings could be painful.  There are specific techniques that…

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Breastfeeding vs Bottle feeding

Breastfeeding vs Bottle feeding

  There are advantages and disadvantages to both breastfeeding and bottle-feeding. Ultimately the decision should be made by the parents. The following table outlines several of the issues that need…

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Breastfeeding: Overview

Breastfeeding: Overview

  Breast milk is produced naturally by women and provides the basic nutrition for a baby during the first several months of life. Breast milk has three different and distinct…

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