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Becoming a Father for the First Time

Create: 06/20/2017 - 09:06
Becoming a Father for the First Time
Becoming a father, particularly for the first time, is an emotional experience. Expectant moms, of course, do the hardest work during labor, but dads still play a crucial role. If you’re the husband or partner of a pregnant woman, the closer the two of you are the more you’ll be able to share the experience of pregnancy, birth and beyond.
 
A collection of fatherhood clips from birth photographers from around the world.
 

What You Need to Know About Preparing for Cesarean Birth

Create: 05/05/2017 - 07:53
What You Need to Know About Preparing for Cesarean Birth
While most women stay in the hospital for one to two days after a vaginal delivery, those who deliver by C-section usually stay for three to five days, and occasionally longer. Be sure to pack a bag with enough comfortable clothes for your hospital stay.
 
Gaining a basic understanding of the procedures that will occur before, during, and after surgery can help you alleviate any undue stress surrounding your baby’s birth. Here is a step-by-step outline of what to expect from and how to prepare for your own Cesarean birth experience.
 

What Should I Bring with Me to the Hospital When Going Into Labor?

Create: 05/04/2017 - 03:36
What Should I Bring with Me to the Hospital When Going Into Labor?
Usually three weeks before your due date or sooner, you should prepare a bag with everything you think you will need at the hospital so that your are ready to go as soon as your baby is ready to arrive. 
 
A few suggestions to get you started is first of all your health card to get registered in your arrival to the hospital. Be sure to pack a charger for your smartphone. You'll want to call your friends and family to inform them up your newest addition. 
 

Baby's First Moments of Life: Powerful Photos of Women Giving Birth

Create: 04/27/2017 - 04:36
Baby's First Moments of Life: Powerful Photos of Women Giving Birth
Birth photography is a highly specialized field and the choice to have the experience documented is an intensely personal decision. It involves the birth process, environment, the parents and those in attendance. 
 
Birth photography encompasses the tears of joy, the wonder of bringing a new life into the world and celebrates family. The photographers who specialize in the field use their art to tell the story of birth.
 

Baby Health: Newborn Babies and HIV

Create: 04/24/2017 - 03:11
Baby Health: Newborn Babies and HIV
Studies show two percent of newborns test positive for HIV. Doctors say that number is a reflection of successful treatments given to pregnant mothers. Every mother should be screened for HIV at the beginning of pregnancy.
 
Dr. Stephanie Stovall, a pediatric infectious disease doctor with Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, says the three main risk factors of HIV are sex, blood injections from a foreign source, and being born. 
 

Giving Birth Before Your Due Date: The Importance of a 39-Week Delivery

Create: 04/19/2017 - 13:52
Giving Birth Before Your Due Date: The Importance of a 39-Week Delivery
• If your pregnancy is healthy, it's best to stay pregnant for at least 39 weeks
• The last 3 weeks being critical as important organs in your baby are still developing. 
• Your baby is putting on layers of fat to control body temperatures at birth. 
• In the last 6 weeks, your baby's brain adds connections still needed for balance, coordination, learning and social functioning.

Mom Takes Incredible Photos of Her Own Labor and Delivery

Create: 04/15/2017 - 04:55
Mom Takes Incredible Photos of Her Own Labor and Delivery
There are some incredible childbirth photos that have made their way across the internet in recent years, but these particular birth photographs are particularly unique: They were shot by the mom delivering the baby.
 
When she was pregnant with Kailah, Lauren planned on photographing her own labor and delivery. However, she didn’t know exactly how it would go as she had never given birth before.
 

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