This month's Brilliant Activities for Birth Educators idea is a bit on the creative side. Some people are crafty enough and have the skill and know-how to crochet and/or knit items that can be used in childbirth classes.
Many pregnant people, who enjoyed a very physically active life before pregnancy, understandably want to continue that level of activity during their pregnancy as well. What does the evidence say about exercising during pregnancy? Is it safe. Today we offer a research review.
There are some fantastic facts about pregnancy, childbirth and the new baby, that when shared, always gets a lot of "oohs" and "ahs" from everyone. Here are the top ten amazing facts about the childbearing year.
By Mark Sloan, M.D.Last fall, Dr. Mark Sloan wrote an extremely well-received post on Science & Sensibility, Common Objections to Delayed Cord Clamping; What's the Evidence Say? that both professionals and consumers could use to understand and discuss the benefits of delayed cord clamping.
“Do women really eat their placentas?” I am asked this question in every Lamaze class I teach. This question is often accompanied by a raised eyebrow and a giggle. Many times, at least one mother will sheepishly avert her eyes and mention that she’s thinking about doing it because she’s heard of the