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Hand Expression of Breastmilk – Standford School of Medecine

February 22, 2015

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Hand Expression of Breastmilk – Educational video posted by the Stanford School of Medicine.  Watch video “Until recently hand expression of milk (for breastfeeding mothers) has been an under-utilized skill in our institution. But there are many benefits of knowing how to express milk from the breast without the use of expensive or cumbersome pumps. […]


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Penny Simkin on Delayed Cord Clamping

May 13, 2014

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Picture: Pangtography Newborn: Learn the facts and myths about delayed cord clamping Penny Simkin on Delayed Cord Clamping – Newborn Care Watch this video on delayed cord clamping: Penny Simkin on Delayed Cord Clamping


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Safe Cosleeping Guidelines

April 18, 2014

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Articles posted by Department of Anthropology, University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, IN 46556 Mother-baby Behavioral Sleep (infant and newborn) Laboratory Safe Cosleeping Guidelines Guidelines to Sleeping Safe with Newborn and Infants Newborn: Maximizing the chances of Safe Infant Sleep in the Solitary and Cosleeping (Specifically, Bed-sharing) Contexts, by James J. McKenna, Ph.D. Professor of […]



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Birth Professionals – Directory

December 13, 2013

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Doula Childbirth Classes & Placenta Encapsulation Baltimore, MD Annapolis, MD Washington D.C. Acupuncturists (Specialized in childbirth) Kathy Crosland – Towson, MD Hyeon-Jin Kwon – Towson, MD Laura Potts – Towson, MD Leslie Lloyd–  Towson, MD Tiffany Houchins, Baltimore, MD Laura Parks, Timonium, MD Laura Coleson-Schreur   Baltimore, MD Samina Moiduddin – Washington, DC Nikki Richman – Bethesda, […]


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Books and DVDs Recommendations

December 2, 2013

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HeartLove Photography Pregnancy & Childbirth -The Positive Birth Book by Milli Hill – The official Lamaze Guide – Judith Lothian and Charlotte DeVries – Birth Book  by Sarah and Steve Blight – Pregnancy, childbirth and the newborn by Penny Simkin – Guide to childbirth by Ina May Gaskin – Natural Hospital Birth: The Best of […]


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The effect of late pregnancy consumption of date fruit on labor and delivery

August 4, 2013

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Source: The effect of late pregnancy consumption of date fruit on labor and delivery Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan. oqba@yahoo.com Al-Kuran O, Al-Mehaisen L, Bawadi H, Beitawi S, Amarin Z. Abstract: “The effect of late pregnancy consumption of date fruit on labor and delivery” We set out to investigate the effect of […]


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Partners and Doulas: Key Players on Mother’s Labor Support Team

July 31, 2013

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Partners and Doulas: Key Players on Mother’s Labor Support Team From: A DONA International Birth Doula Topic Sheet Picture: Pangtography There was a time when expectant fathers (partners) were portrayed as anxious, floor-pacing, cigarsmoking men who were tolerated in hospital corridors until the long-awaited moment when a nurse or doctor would announce they were the proud […]


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Breastfeeding Resources

June 7, 2013

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Here are the basic resources for breastfeeding.  First of all, we encourage you to contact your local IBCLC (lactation consultant) Kellymon Evidence based resources for new-parents. Kellymom A Perfect Latch  Physicians and other health professionals who care for infants frequently feel the pressure of time when faced with a mother who is having difficulty with nursing. […]