Birth Education Center blog

Do Babies Remember Their Birth? Yes they do…

By: Care Messer Induction September 9, 2021

DID YOU KNOW THAT BABIES REMEMBER THEIR BIRTH?  Storytime folks… Yes, babies remember their birth. And if that’s true then you remember your birth. You may not remember your birth as a cognitive memory but you feel it inside and hold that memory within your…

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What Happens If You Don’t Get Induced?

By: Jennifer Cole Induction September 5, 2021

As we like to teach to our expectant families here at the Birth Education Center, “no” is a complete sentence. Just because your care provider has scheduled an induction for you doesn’t mean that you have to consent to it or show up at the…

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What Should I Do The Night Before My Induction?

By: Jennifer Cole Induction August 29, 2021

After all the weeks of waiting for the big day when your baby will arrive, it has come to this: your care provider has recommended an induction as the safest way of going into labor rather than waiting for you to go into labor on…

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What Happens If You Don’t Dilate After An Induction?

By: Jennifer Cole Induction August 15, 2021

If your care provider has recommended that your labor be induced—which technically means that your cervix and uterus will be artificially stimulated to kickstart labor—you probably have a lot of questions. Aside from whether or not your doctor can force you to be induced, you…

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The Partner’s Role AFTER Baby Is Here

By: Jennifer Cole Newborn Procedures August 8, 2021

Your childbirth education classes probably prepared you for supporting your partner during labor and childbirth, but once your baby arrives your job in the birth room is not over. In fact, as you may have already guessed, it’s just beginning. But perhaps you don’t yet…

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Can a Doctor Force You to be Induced?

By: Jennifer Cole Induction August 1, 2021

If you are like most expectant parents, you’ve been eagerly anticipating the arrival of your baby ever since you became pregnant. As you’ve counted down the weeks, you have grown increasingly excited to meet your baby and experience what it feels like to go into…

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Understanding the Importance of the Golden Hour After Birth

By: Jennifer Cole Newborn Procedures July 25, 2021

If you’re like most expectant parents, you’ve planned for the birth of your child by taking childbirth education classes, reading books, and perhaps hiring a doula to help support you through labor and childbirth. If this describes you so far then congratulations! You’re doing what…

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Preserving the Golden Hour With A Cesarean

By: Jennifer Cole Newborn Procedures July 11, 2021

When you find out you’re going to have a cesarean birth, it’s common to feel like you’ve lost something. The vision you had for your birth may have been vastly different. Perhaps you were planning an unmedicated birth with the bare minimum of interventions or…

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The Correlation Between Early Skin-to-Skin Contact & Breast/Chestfeeding

By: Jennifer Cole Newborn Procedures June 27, 2021

The evidence is clear: the physiological condition that promotes successful breastfeeding is early skin-to skin-contact between baby and birthing parent. What happens during the first hour of life is critical for a baby’s future growth and development. In fact, “The benefits of skin-to-skin contact immediately…

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A Birth Plan for Your Baby

By: Jennifer Cole Newborn Procedures June 13, 2021

When you are preparing to give birth, it’s easy to forget a basic fact that is at once obvious yet often overlooked: This is your baby’s birth. They will only get to experience their first moments out of the womb ONCE.  How do you want…

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