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 […]

Morgan’s Birth Story

August 5th, 2015 Today, when I woke up, I knew something was different. However, I had made up my mind that I would ignore just about everything, as I’d had so many false alarms the previous two weeks, I couldn’t imagine one more. But, today was different. Upon waking and getting ready for the day, […]

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 […]