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January 26, 2017
Essential Baby highlights a new trend for celebrating the breastfeeding relationship between mom and child – breastfeeding tattoos!  Author Evelyn Lewin explains: Psychologist Sharon Draper, author of Stuck in the Mud, says the tattoos can be beneficial, as they can remind mums of the strength they found during breastfeeding.”They can [also] be a form of...
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We came across an interesting opinion piece in the New York Times discussing the benefits of a conversation “placebo” –  the evidence supports that substantial portion of “healing” comes from the communication and connection with the patient. Under the Midwifery Model of Care, the conversation between provider and client is an essential component of partnership...
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ACOG released new guidance advising providers to consider “low tech, high touch” approach to care for low-risk women.  The Midwifery Model of Care as delivered in the birth center setting has studied this approach, and our data also supports the low-intervention approach as providing a SAFER model of care, avoiding the risk of unnecessary intervention. ...
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Kangaroo care has long been used for premature babies but has become popular for full-term babies as well.  Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center regularly practices kangaroo care, and UCLA OB-GYN Dr. Lydia Kyung-Min Lee and pediatrician Dr. Larry Gray discuss is many benefits in this NPR article. Story by Patti Neighmond, January 23, 2017, NPR Photo...
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