It Takes a Village, but what if you don’t have one?
We live in California with our 18-month old. Our closest family is 2,500 miles away in Atlanta. Thank god for Skype. I can summarize it in 2 words: It’s hard.Read full story
Put Your Baby on a Schedule? Yes
“Put my baby on a schedule? You can’t be serious… like an Army cadet at boot camp?” Not exactly. I believe in a loose schedule of sorts. More like a structured routine. Why? Because, much like adults, babies thrive on predictability.Read full story
Early Voluntary C-Sections are Bad
In 2008, Intermountain Healthcare of Utah discovered that over a third of elective C-sections performed at their hospitals were done before 39 weeks of gestation. Of these “early-term” babies, those born at 38 weeks were twice as likely to have respiratory problems and FIVE times as likely at 37 weeks. Many ended up with an [...]Read full story
Is Circumcision Cosmetic Surgery?
(Photo: Anti-circumcision protestors at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco) I was at a doctor’s appointment last week when I ran into a group of protestors outside the hospital – near the door to the maternity ward.Read full story
Sexual Hang-ups about Breastfeeding
Unless they’ve been living in a cave, women these days KNOW that breastfeeding is better for their babies. They just do. So why isn’t every new mom getting on the train to lactation station?Read full story