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Can Parents Refuse The Newborn Screening?

By: Jennifer Cole Newborn Procedures October 4, 2021

If you are planning to give birth at a hospital, one of the many questions you may have is whether or not you have to consent to the newborn screening test (NBS) offered by the care providers who oversee care after your baby is born.…

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The Benefits of Delaying Newborn Procedures

By: Jennifer Cole Newborn Procedures September 27, 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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Are Newborn Procedures Safe?

By: Jennifer Cole Newborn Procedures September 20, 2021

You’ve just given birth to your baby and are feeling so many different emotions—everything from disbelief to euphoria. In that first golden hour that you and your baby only get to experience together once, your one and only objective should be bonding with your new…

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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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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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