Don't Wash That Baby! Why Many Believe Newborn Baths Should Be Postponed

Newborn baths are essentially standard operating procedure in a hospital delivery. Yet, there’s many significant reasons to postpone that newborn bath. It might seem gross to many Americans. You may be thinking about the white coating, called vernix, and how that should be cleaned off. Vernix does more than act …

Study Indicates Pregnant Women Should Avoid Sleeping on Their Backs to Lessen Stillbirth Risks

Potential Trigger Warning: Though it is from a clinical stance, this post will discuss the topic of stillbirth.   I was told during pregnancy that I should not sleep on my back. If you have been or currently are pregnant, you probably have been told to try to sleep on …

Why a blood test to check your Vitamin D levels during pregnancy might be a good idea.

Pregnant? Think your vitamin D levels are fine? It wouldn’t hurt to get a blood test… Dr. Joyce Lee and a team of researchers at the University of Michigan studied 40 pregnant women. The majority of them were taking their prenatal vitamins.  One would assume they would have all their …

Cesarean rates vary by hospital, and here I thought it was by risk.

Don’t want an unnecessary c-section, but still plan to birth in a hospital? Then, you owe it to yourself to find out the cesarean section rate  at the hospital where you anticipate delivering your child. According to an article published in the medical journal Health Affairs this month, “vast differences in practice patterns are …

MidwifeSupplies.com Merges with EverythingBirth.com!

You may have already noticed some changes at EverythingBirth.com. Midwifery products that were previously only found on MidwifeSupplies.com are now integrated into the shopping platform at EverythingBirth.com!   Everything Birth, as a company, previously held two websites, but in an attempt to make it easier on shoppers, those two websites …