If you, or someone you love, is pregnant and preparing for delivery day you may be debating the benefits of delayed umbilical cord clamping. Delayed cord clamping involves waiting to cut the umbilical cord anywhere from 25 seconds to five minutes after the child’s birth.
For many years the majority of parents and practitioners practiced immediate cord clamping (umbilical cord cutting within the first twenty seconds of the delivery), but studies are now showing that waiting may have numerous benefits.
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When it comes to your health care, you may be wondering what kind of practitioner would be best for your needs: an MD or NP? There are some differences between the two that are important to understand before making your choice.
‘MD’ stands for ‘medical doctor’ or ‘doctor of medicine’, and ‘NP’ stands for ‘nurse practitioner’. Both are often present in hospitals and clinics working together to provide routine and urgent care to their patients.
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There are many important decisions to make when you’re getting ready to have a baby, and one of the most important is who to have in the delivery room with you.
Delivering a baby is a magical experience, but it can also be stressful. Once labor begins, you are unlikely to want to make more decisions than absolutely necessary, so it’s important to have a plan for who you want to be with you when the big day comes.
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The big day is approaching; do you have your hospital bag ready? Babies sometimes arrive earlier than expected, so it’s good to be prepared for your hospital stay by your eighth month of pregnancy. When you go into labor you don’t want to be scrambling around looking for what to pack!
Especially for first-time parents, it can be hard to figure out what you’ll need, so we have put together a helpful checklist of items to consider bringing with you.
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Expecting a baby is an exciting time, full of anticipation and joy. There are so many fun things to do to prepare like nesting, buying baby clothes, and thinking up names, just to name a few! Continue reading “Working Out While Pregnant”
Congratulations on your pregnancy! What an exciting time! From the moment you learn you are expecting, it’s fun to think about each phase of the baby’s development and to estimate when your baby is due. Continue reading “Calculating Your Baby’s Due Date”