Category Archives: Postpartum

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…

4 comments
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

  • SarahOctober 18, 2017 - 8:07 pm

    Wow. What an unbelievably difficult journey of loss and pain. Thank you so much for sharing. It’s so encouraging to hear of your faith in God through such dark times – you are truly inspiring.ReplyCancel

  • BethanyOctober 19, 2017 - 12:27 am

    *tears*

    I cannot even tell you how this touched me. I feel honored to know your story. *more tears* The grace and beauty, the pain. The raw life. You know something of the deep things of God. Thank you for sharing, friend. Something in me is made whole. ❤️ReplyCancel

  • SaraiOctober 19, 2017 - 3:18 pm

    I am at a loss for words. Your stories are full of the deepest love and the deepest despair I can imagine. You are beautiful and brave for all of it. Praise God, for His Comfort and the way He sustains us in utter darkness. All life is precious and your testimony is beyond beautiful. ?ReplyCancel

  • TammyOctober 19, 2017 - 6:31 pm

    Thank you so much for your vulnerability in sharing. I truly appreciated your story. ❤️ReplyCancel

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…

30 comments
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

  • SarahAugust 25, 2016 - 8:56 am

    Thank you for sharing this post. It’s so helpful to read about the benefits of delayed cord clamping.ReplyCancel

    • thebirthgardenAugust 26, 2016 - 3:35 pm

      Thank you, Sarah!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa P.August 25, 2016 - 9:06 am

    Very informative and beautiful photos! Wish I had read something like this year’s ago when I was pregnant.ReplyCancel

    • thebirthgardenAugust 26, 2016 - 3:36 pm

      Thank you, Melissa!ReplyCancel

  • LauraAugust 25, 2016 - 9:57 am

    Great article on the benefits of delayed cord clamping! I love seeing images from different photographers showcasing delayed cord clamping. Beautiful job with this blog post!ReplyCancel

    • thebirthgardenAugust 26, 2016 - 3:36 pm

      Thank you so much, Laura!ReplyCancel

  • Amber DAugust 25, 2016 - 10:14 am

    Wow, great article!! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

    • thebirthgardenAugust 26, 2016 - 3:36 pm

      Thank you, Amber!ReplyCancel

  • MonetAugust 25, 2016 - 4:48 pm

    Beautiful! I’m so honored to be included in this gorgeous article!ReplyCancel

    • thebirthgardenAugust 26, 2016 - 3:36 pm

      Thank you, Monet. Honored to include your gorgeous work.ReplyCancel

  • Kayla GonzalesAugust 25, 2016 - 5:17 pm

    Such an informative article about delayed cord clamping, thank you! These cord images are just dreamy, too. Love!ReplyCancel

    • thebirthgardenAugust 26, 2016 - 3:34 pm

      Thank you, Kayla!ReplyCancel

  • Julie IsaacAugust 25, 2016 - 7:54 pm

    What a fantastic collection of information to help make decisions about cord clamping. Thanks for your hard work.ReplyCancel

    • thebirthgardenAugust 26, 2016 - 3:34 pm

      Thank you, Julie!ReplyCancel

  • Maggie TricAugust 25, 2016 - 8:17 pm

    This post in extremely helpful and informative! Thank you so much for researching and taking the time to share all of this incredible information. I will definitely be bookmarking this blog for future reference! 🙂ReplyCancel

    • thebirthgardenAugust 26, 2016 - 3:34 pm

      Thank you so much, Maggie! Yes, please feel free to refer to/share any time.ReplyCancel

  • HillarieAugust 26, 2016 - 1:04 am

    Beautiful pictures and so much information <3ReplyCancel

    • thebirthgardenAugust 26, 2016 - 3:33 pm

      Thank you, Hillarie!ReplyCancel

  • Nina BashawAugust 26, 2016 - 8:43 am

    What a fascinating blog post, so much information for moms to be. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

    • thebirthgardenAugust 26, 2016 - 3:33 pm

      Thank you, Nina!ReplyCancel

  • Christine DAugust 26, 2016 - 10:21 am

    This is very informative, and the beautiful images do so much to show the beauty and complexity of birth! This article should help lots of women make informed decisions about cord clamping.ReplyCancel

    • thebirthgardenAugust 26, 2016 - 3:33 pm

      Thank you, Christine. I do hope it’s useful to expecting families.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle BarbeauAugust 26, 2016 - 10:39 am

    what a great article! I wish I had know about delayed cord clamping when I had my kidsReplyCancel

    • thebirthgardenAugust 26, 2016 - 3:32 pm

      Thank you, Michelle.ReplyCancel

  • KristinaAugust 29, 2016 - 10:31 am

    LOve this, so informative! We waited for clamp the cord!ReplyCancel

  • MandiSeptember 8, 2016 - 7:29 am

    Very informative! Great info!! I so wish we could have done this, but my son’s cord broke during birth.ReplyCancel

  • AngelaNovember 2, 2016 - 11:38 pm

    WOnderfulReplyCancel

  • SarahNovember 2, 2016 - 11:45 pm

    Love the photo of you and C. Such a great post on the benefits of delayed cord clamping. Thanks for sharing EsReplyCancel

  • […] recently wrote an informative piece about the benefits of delayed cord clamping, and I was fascinated by how the umbilical cord works: it contains one vein, which carries oxygen […]ReplyCancel

  • JenniferApril 8, 2019 - 5:44 am

    Great post, get to know so much from it. ThanksReplyCancel

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…

8 comments
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

  • CaseyAugust 6, 2016 - 9:00 am

    What an amazing christian blog about birth motherhood. I loved this quote, “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. SearsReplyCancel

    • thebirthgardenAugust 26, 2016 - 3:37 pm

      Thank you, Casey!ReplyCancel

  • Andrea BrittinghamAugust 6, 2016 - 11:42 am

    Such a sweet Christian blog about birth and motherhood! I love your watercolor logo and refreshing color schemes. Having not been blessed with motherhood yet myself, I’ll definitely keep this information in mind in the future. I’m always one to keep things as natural as possible!ReplyCancel

    • thebirthgardenAugust 26, 2016 - 3:37 pm

      Thank you so much, Andrea.ReplyCancel

  • StephanieAugust 6, 2016 - 12:17 pm

    Yes! I did get skin to skin. All three babies. This is beautiful and I love that story!!ReplyCancel

    • thebirthgardenAugust 26, 2016 - 3:38 pm

      Thank you, Stephanie! Glad to hear.ReplyCancel

  • Christine ThorntonAugust 8, 2016 - 9:25 am

    What a great christian blog about motherhood – thanks for sharing this info. Beautiful images as well!ReplyCancel

  • […] Gives mother and baby some time to bond, (preferably, whilst skin-to-skin). Since baby is still attached to the placenta, this prevents baby from being taken away from the […]ReplyCancel