Wednesday Wrap Up Sept 2021: Baby Safety

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There’s no way I can cover every possibility for baby safety, but here are some links to information on some of the most common safety topics: Good overall article on baby safety Car Seat Safety Car seat checklist The process of choosing and using a car seat Find a car seat technician in your area […]

Wednesday Wrap Up Aug 2021: Breastfeeding

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MotherToBaby is a great place to learn more about medications, environmental exposures, and anything else you are worried might be a problem with breastfeeding. Lactation Link offers online courses about breastfeeding from an IBCLC. KellyMom has great evidence based information Find an IBCLC in your area here. Milkology has a bunch of free resources you […]

Wednesday Wrap Up July 2021: Back Pain

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Back pain is a really common issue for pregnancy. Not all pregnancy back pain is the same! Here are some links to learn more about the different kinds of back pain and what you can do: First Trimester Back Pain Common causes of back pain in pregnancy 5 Ways to Ease Back Pain in Pregnancy […]

Wednesday Wrap Up: Pride Month 2021

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The Family Equality Organization has a Path2Parenthood program and there are some useful resources there. Gay Parents to Be has some information on grants and charities to help families grow. The LGBT Mummies Tribe hosts events and support groups for lots of different kinds of parents and families.

Wednesday Wrap Up – Newborn Procedures

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Which newborn procedures are common where you are depends on a few things: What the law requires in your area, what your local medical societies recommend, and the culture and preferences of your birth place and provider. Here are some you might experience and links where you can learn more about them: Weighing and Measuring […]

Wednesday Wrap Up – Cord Clamping

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All about the umbilical cord History of cord clamping and cutting How to cut When to cut Academic OB on why delayed clamping should be standard and his follow up on the issue A doctor’s perspective on common objections to delayed clamping Can I donate or bank cord blood and delay cord clamping? This is […]

Wednesday Wrap Up – Multiples

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A rundown of the types of twins Stats about the frequency of multiples in the US Higher order multiples Information 5 Things to Do when You Learn You’re Expecting Two What you need two of….and what you don’t! Birth Stories A natural childbirth of twins Cesarean birth of twins Triplet birth Feeding Should you breastfeed […]

Wednesday Wrap Up – Induction of Labor

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Starting this month, I’ll be doing the Wednesday Wrap Up a little bit differently! Each month will focus on a specific topic and I’ll share articles, videos and podcast episodes that can help you learn more about the topic. If you have a topic you’d like to suggest I feature, please let me know! Making […]

Wednesday Wrap Up November 2020

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Evidence Based Birth is at it again, this time they have a podcast episode updating the evidence on membrane sweeping for labor. Plus Size Birth discusses the genetic noninvasive testing in pregnancy, and how they might work differently with plus sized pregnant people. Henci Goer looks at the facts and asks Should You Agree to […]

Wednesday Wrap Up September 2020

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I get asked about how effective red raspberry leaf tea is all the time, so I was happy to see Rebecca Dekker of Evidence Based Birth write about it. A new study looks at how common it is for people to be mistreated while giving birth. It’s shockingly common. Midwife Sara Wickham takes a look […]