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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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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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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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More than 73% of women prioritized choosing their care provider over choosing the hospital in which they would give birth, according to research published earlier this year. Only 17% chose a hospital first and then sought out a care provider. The research included more than 6,000 women who answered survey questions through the Ovia Pregnancy...
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In Babymoon’s 5-week Lamaze series, we discuss at length the six “Healthy Birth Practices” that have been linked to better outcomes for moms and babies. One of these healthy birth practices is to avoid unnecessary interventions. But how does one determine when an intervention is necessary or unnecessary? We recommend using your BRAIN – examining...
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Anyone who has experienced parenting a baby with colic will tell you how challenging it is. And they will all likely be able to offer some advice, some comfort techniques, or at the least a shoulder to cry on. But it turns out you’ll find more of these parents in countries like Italy, the U.K.,...
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Did you have to convince your friends and family that having your baby in a birth center was not only safe, but the safest place to have your baby? What is common is not necessarily always the best practice. Many of the interventions we commonly see in labor and delivery room are not only unnecessary,...
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In a recent study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, researchers linked an early start to menstruation with a greater risk of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) later in life. After collecting data from 4,749 women, researchers determined that women who had begun menstruating before age 11 were 51% more likely to have gestational diabetes...
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Last fall, a few Babymoon staffers were lucky enough to attend a day-long seminar with Penny Simkin, renowned author, physical therapist, childbirth educator and doula. The day was chock-full of knowledge and “Penny-isms,” including Penny’s long-time insistence that parents-to-be sing to their babies in utero. As usual, Penny was spot on with her advice, as...
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Another study with shocking results.  Midwives all over are stunned.  KIDDING!  Take this entire study to your friends who ask you about evidence based care and the standard treatment of newborns in a traditional inpatient setting.  Here is the conclusion: The proportion of newborns transferred to the NICU for observation was significantly different and lower...
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