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Postpartum
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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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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Nearly one in ten woman suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after giving birth, a sobering statistic reported by The Lamaze International “Listening to Mothers II” survey of more than 1,500 mothers. In an article for Women’s Health Today, Kathleen Kendall- Tackett, PhD, IBCLC, FAPA explores the topic of birth trauma, its prevalence, and its...
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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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Do you remember the first time you were alone with your baby? Oh no, I’m not talking to you, Mama. Pass your phone to your nearby partner, because this time I’m talking to them. Do you remember that first time? How old was your baby? How long were you alone together? Did you look forward...
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When my daughter was born three years ago, for hours afterward I was too excited to feel hungry. Her birth left me on a high that has yet to go away, even three years later. Food was the last thing on my mind, even though I was under strict orders to eat from my Babymoon...
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Did you expect to be back to “normal” within six weeks of your baby’s birth? Fitting into your previous clothes, returning to your former energy level, and being capable of the same physical tasks as you were pre-pregnancy?  I think a lot of us did, as we are inundated with photos of celebrities who have “bounced...
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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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Have you noticed dramatic hair loss during your postpartum “fourth trimester” – and the regrowth of fun little baby hairs along your forehead?   Women’s Health Magazine has a Q & A about this condition that can be scary until you look at the facts (ps – it’s normal). What it is: During pregnancy, you get...
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Unless your entire social circle decides to become parents all at the same time, becoming a new parent can be an isolating experience.   Emily Barth Isler shares “10 Rules For Picking Up New Mom Friends at the Playground” – tips and encouragement to help you find your community.  Be sure to read her complete list! ...
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