A Beautiful Reflection on Loss ~ “Though my baby’s breath was taken… I will use mine to praise to God.”

Even Unto Death Three weeks have passed since I heard Dot’s heartbeat for the last time. “Perfect heartbeat,” my midwife said. . Two weeks have passed since I stared at the last grainy image of sweet Dot… so tiny and so still. Not the somersaults that I remembered at her big sister’s twelve-week ultrasound. The […]

Laura’s Birth Story ~ “96 hours… I knew I could birth my baby… I trusted God created me to do this.”

Laura Palmquist:  Our Birth Story, August 1st- August 4th 2012. I finally decided to go to sleep about 11:30 on July 31st. I was just a few days away from my due date of August 5th and feeling pretty good for being so pregnant! I was prepared to wait for this baby to come whenever […]

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 […]