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Waiting to bathe babies after birth leads to better outcomes, according to an Illinois nurse conducting research on the subject. Unable to find significant research about the benefits of delaying the newborn bath, nurse Courtney Buss spent six months observing and recording outcomes for babies whose first bath was immediate or delayed. After one month,...
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With a growing (and sometimes overwhelming) checklist for a healthy pregnancy, here’s an easy one: Vitamin D supplementation! New research shows that taking Vitamin D supplements during pregnancy may help protect against asthma and other respiratory infections. The study showed that women who had received Vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy gave birth to babies with...
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As your pregnancy winds to an end and you find yourself stocking up on diapers, prepping your bag for the birth center, and finishing your childbirth education classes, there’s one other thing to remember… DATES! Hop in the car and head to a natural foods store (Sprouts, Whole Foods, etc.) to stock up on some...
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With one out every three babies currently being born surgically in the United States, health care providers, researchers, and consumers are all beginning to question what can be done to lower the Cesarean rate and consequently the associated risks for moms and babies. We recently shared a study conducted by Dr. Neel Shah and Ariadne...
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A few months ago while retelling a birth story in my Lamaze class, I got to the part where “mom reached down and caught her baby,” and was met with giggles at the use of the term. We talk about about “catching babies,” pretty frequently around the birth center. A midwife or doctor doesn’t deliver...
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We often use the term “undisturbed birth” to describe a birth free of interventions and other stress-inducing factors that disrupt the natural hormonal process that takes place in a physiologic birth. But as research shows, that period of minimal disturbance should continue after baby arrives as well, for at least an hour that is often...
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If you’ve seen a Babymoon Inn staff member lately, you’ve probably noticed a shirt that reads, “Evidence-based care with a hug. #birthcenters.” As an accredited birth center, we have a long history of providing holistic and personalized care, but also care that is driven by evidence and what research has shown to lead to the...
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At some point during pregnancy, it’s inevitable that you will receive advice you didn’t ask for, a horror story you wish you could unhear, or a reminder that things aren’t going to get any easier once your baby arrives. I spoke with a pregnant woman who recently tried to buy a beverage at a local...
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