Wednesday Wrap Up July 3

Wednesday Wrap-Up Graphic - Salt Lake City birth doulaLoved these 5 Things to Do in Your Baby’s First 24 Hours to help get breastfeeding off to a great start. They are what I have recommended to moms for years!

Oh how nice it would be if I had a crystal ball, but I don’t. And your cervix isn’t a crystal ball, either. It’s impossible to predict when labor will begin. I’ve had moms walk around at 5+ cm and not be in labor. I’ve had moms be told their cervix was “closed and rock hard” and they had a baby in their arms 18 hours later, after a spontaneous and smooth vaginal birth. You simply cannot predict a thing.

I truly loved wearing my babies in a sling. These days there are so many more options beyond just slings and carriers. The Hodgepodge Darling gives a good overview of the options.

It’s from another discipline entirely, but it gives food for thought when it comes to pregnancy and birth: Why Patients Hate the C Word. (And C doesn’t mean “cesarean”…)

Welcome to maternity care in the US: The most expensive in the world! Too bad the outcomes are not the best to go with it…

This week’s video is a fascinating TED Talk about prenatal learning:

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