Category Archives: Hospitals
This little one really kept us on our toes! While I admit I often tear up when I see parents welcoming their new baby and there’s so much joy in the room, this time I was in tears BEFORE the … Continue reading
Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative is a PDF you can download to share with your care provider. Go to MotherFriendly.org to learn even more. Hospitals must meet those criteria to advertise that they are Mother-Friendly hospitals, so encourage your care provider to … Continue reading
This last weekend I helped welcome three babies into the world three mornings in a row. It was a busy, beautiful, special weekend. All three births were attended by such caring birth professionals, both midwives and OBs. I was humbled … Continue reading
While still in the womb babies can hear our voices, and become familiar with those they hear most. Of course their mother’s voice is one we expect the to recognize immediately, and often we’ll see infants stop crying or fussing … Continue reading
From a birth I attended last week, after they stamp baby’s feet onto the certificate they stamp them onto a special scrub shirt they provide for dad. What a sweet memento!
Entering the NICU is like entering another world, and it can be an emotionally jarring experience for anyone – even more so when it is your infant. Whether parents were anticipating an early arrival and NICU stay or if they … Continue reading
Originally posted September 2011: This morning (shortly after posting the video below) I got the call and raced out the door to attend my final certifying birth. We had anticipated a Saturday morning cesarean arrival but this little girl wanted … Continue reading