Every November our focus turns to prematurity and Prematurity Awareness Month. In particular, November 17th (tomorrow) is Prematurity Awareness Day. For the second year in a row, the rate of babies born prematurely has risen and is now at 9.8% for 2016, up from 9.6 % in 2015.
The grief of losing a child during pregnancy or after birth runs deep and hard for the person who is or was pregnant. It is important to also recognize that the nonpregnant person also has experienced a loss & has to deal with their own grief, as well as supporting the emotions of their partner.
In a new working paper, The Effect of an Increase in Lead in the Water System on Fertility and Birth Outcomes: The Case of Flint, Michigan, researchers explored the effects of drinking the Flint River water (with its increased levels of lead) on fertility and birth outcomes.
Don’t miss the 2nd Annual LA Baby Show, coming to Magic Box @The REEF on November 4 & 5. No other event provides a better experience for thousands of expectant and new families from LA and neighboring counties,
Childbirth educators and other birth professionals can be a resource for pregnant and postpartum families by providing resources that they might find helpful during these stressful times. Here are some resources.