Chelsea’s Stories ~ October Baby Loss Awareness Month

My husband, Tyler,  and I were married on January 1, 2011. We were high school sweethearts and when we got married, we’d been together for four years. We’d talked often of starting a family after we were married and a little more settled, had some money saved up. Life had other plans and we had […]

7 Benefits of Delayed Cord Clamping

Image by Monet Nicole What is Early Cord Clamping? Early cord clamping was routine in the 1960s, as it was believed that clamping the cord immediately after baby was born reduced the likelihood of postpartum maternal hemorrhage. Although no evidence supports this theory, this continues to be the practice in many hospitals today; ACOG reports […]

Amazing Benefits of Skin-to-Skin with a Newborn

“The skin, the largest organ in the human body, is very rich with nerve endings. At the time when baby is making the transition to air breathing, and the initial breathing patterns are very irregular, stroking stimulates the newborn to breathe more rhythmically–the therapeutic value of a parent’s touch.” – Dr. Sears Did you know […]