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Unassisted Birth Step #13: Cutting the Cord

Monday, 21 November 2011 18:48
Most experts/parents agree that delayed cord cutting is the safest and best possible thing to do. Generally it is wise to wait until either, 1) the cord has stopped pulsating, or 2) the placenta has been delivered. Most wait until the placenta has been delivered, but if your baby has…

Unassisted Birth Step #12: The Placenta

Monday, 21 November 2011 18:41
You may choose to birth your placenta into a bathtub, bowl, or on a chux pad. It may come out 5 minutes or 5 hours after birth. Some women have even gone days before they delivered their placenta. As long as mother appears healthy and is not concerned, there is…
Ensure that baby is breathing (it might be a good idea to use APGAR scoring, it is up to you) and mother isn't losing too much blood. After giving birth, you may find that you have torn. Take appropriate measures to resolve any problems properly, even if it means a…

The Benefits of Placenta Encapsulation

Sunday, 30 October 2011 22:49
  The Benefits of Placenta Encapsulation By Jereka Hunt Owner of Wombmart.com & Certified Placenta Encapsulation Specialist Charlotte, NC   Placenta consumption, known as placentophagy, has been a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for thousands of years. It has been used to reduce anxiety and fatigue, replace diminished iron, hormones and nutrients in postpartum women and even as treatment for sexual dysfunction in men. It's very common…
Engorgement and plugged ducts are very common problems that occur during breastfeeding. They can be painful and inhibit the baby's ability to latch on and eat from the breast. Here are some good tips from fellow moms: Nurse, nurse, nurse! Sometimes, you have to take a break on one side…

Birth Control Pills Can Cause Abortions

Thursday, 05 May 2011 19:09
The birth control pill has been taken by women to prevent pregnancy for over 50 years. In the past the "pill" had enormous amounts of estrogen in it, to fool your body into thinking it was pregnant. Now the birth control pill has far less estrogen making the physical side…
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