National Breastfeeding Month is a great time to examine some of the statistics around breastfeeding in the USA. The Centers for Disease Control has recently shared some current breastfeeding information, Are these numbers bleak or better than you thought?
On March 20th, 2014, the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Fetus and Newborn and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Committee on Obstetric Practice released a joint clinical report entitled Immersion in Water During Labor and Delivery in the journal Pediatrics.
By Geradine Simkins, CNM, MSN, Executive Director of Midwives Alliance of North AmericaThis week, the American Academy of Pediatrics released a policy statement on home birth. While the statement affirmed "the right of women to make a medically informed decision about delivery", many advocates expre
My first reaction to the now-infamous Time magazine cover was to groan out loud. Like many of you, I was horrified by that cover's mean-spirited tone. If we didn’t get the message from the picture, there was also the antagonistic caption: “Are you mom enough?” It wasn’t until later that I recognized
I was recently asked my thoughts on private cord blood banking by a couple expecting their first child. This was something that they were considering and wanted to know what information was out there. I had read various articles and commentaries on private cord blood banking in recent years, but I