Using a birth ball before and after birth. Learn more.

Posted by Pampered Pregnancy

Apr 5, 2017 3:09:07 PM

If you’ve made a commitment to a natural childbirth, you may have a birth plan that includes soft soothing music and your partner by your side. You may have practiced imagining warm sandy beaches and mastered the art of breathing deeply and finding your focal point. We want you to know that we have the resources to make your natural birth and labor as comfortable and supported as possible. You’ll find:

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Gentle C-Section: Experiencing a more natural childbirth

Posted by Pampered Pregnancy

Mar 29, 2017 3:08:00 PM

Witnessing the birth of your baby. Holding and bonding with her right after giving birth. These are all moments you may be dreaming about but may have thought you would not be able to experience because you are having a c-section.

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Premature labor — how to reduce your risk

Posted by CarePoint Health

Dec 25, 2015 8:30:00 AM

It’s a sad fact that thousands of babies are born too early in our country each year. Some may be just a few weeks early, and are able to survive with proper care in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). But even with proper care, babies born early may have developmental delays and health problems.

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Topics: Women's health, Prenatal, Pregnancy, Baby care

Pre-baby vacation — tips for a safe babymoon

Posted by CarePoint Health

Dec 23, 2015 8:30:00 AM

As your belly grows, you’re probably thinking about what life will be like after baby is born. And you’re probably well aware of the inevitable lack of sleep, countless diaper changes, and a temporary damper on your adult social time.

Knowing that this exhausting time lies ahead, many parents-to-be have taken the opportunity to go on one last vacation before baby arrives — a “babymoon.”

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Topics: Women's health, Prenatal, Pregnancy

Are keepsake ultrasounds safe?

Posted by CarePoint Health

Dec 21, 2015 8:30:00 AM

It’s a tempting prospect: getting a special “keepsake” ultrasound of your unborn baby, so you can have a nice video and photos to cherish. Across the country, many keepsake ultrasound businesses have opened and are advertising just that. But is it safe?

No, they’re not, say the majority of obstetricians and medical professionals. An ultrasound device is a specialized piece of medical equipment that should only be utilized by a trained technician. And ultrasounds should only be used as part of prenatal care, as recommended by your obstetrician.

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Topics: Prenatal, Pregnancy, Baby care