Birth Planning

Check out the latest trends and tried-and true ways to having a healthy baby! Things to consider when in the delivery room and beyond.

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Cord Blood Banking with Delayed Cord Clamping

Today, expecting parents have so many decisions they must make before their baby is born. One of these crucial decisions is the choice to opt in for cord blood banking with delayed cord clamping.

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Americord Supports Delayed Cord Clamping

Cord Blood Bank Endorses Recommendation by American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology for Delayed Cord Clamping and Cord Blood Banking

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Delayed Cord Clamping: A Guide to Research, Benefits and Options

Everything You Need to Know: A Parent’s Guide to Delayed Cord Clamping There has been a lot of buzz going around the parenting world lately about the practice of delayed cord clamping, with expecting mothers asking questions like what is it, what are the benefits, and how it will affect my child down the road.

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Cord Blood and Delayed Clamping

Delayed clamping occurs when the clamping and cutting of the umbilical cord is delayed for a specified period of time (usually one minute) after birth. It is done so that the baby can get more of the highly beneficial cord blood.

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C-Section & Cord Blood Banking: Everything You Need To Know

When it comes to cord blood banking, having a C-Section changes everything! C-sections are major surgery performed under sterile conditions, differing from normal vaginal births.

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5 Common Questions About C-Sections

In the United States, 1 in 3 births will result in a C-Section. Caesarean Sections are often performed when the health of the mother or baby are at risk. The reasons for this can be age, or health. This makes them more complicated than a natural birth. What are the risks?

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What are the benefits of a vegan diet during pregnancy?

Eating a vegan diet can contribute great health benefits to you. Regardless of what stage in your life you are, the possibilities are endless. Pregnant women

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10 Things To Pack In Your Hospital Bag For Baby Delivery

Is your Hospital Bag Prepared for Baby’s Arrival? Its 2:56am and baby is on the way! You quickly grab your bag, hop in the car and are on your way.

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Advanced Maternal Age And Risks to the Baby's Health

1 in 7 pregnancies are now in women over the age of 35. Learn more about the risks to babies of older moms.

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Advanced Maternal Agee: Labor Complications for Older Mothers

Being pregnant after age 35 makes certain complications more likely, including premature labor. Learn more about labor complications for older mothers.

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Step-by-step Guide to Labor: All You Need to Know About Stages of Labor

Every woman’s labor is different. Some women are in labor for many hours, even a day or more, while others deliver their baby within a matter a few hours.

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Who's on Your Pregnancy Team?

During pregnancy, it is important to surround yourself with people who help you make healthy choices. Who are they? Your official guide to Lamaze, midwives, and more!

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Everything You Need To Know About Breastfeeding After A C-Section

If you're hoping to breastfeed your baby after a C-section, here's what you need to know—from the best nursing positions to using pain medication and more.

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Delayed Cord Clamping And Cesarean Section: Everything You Need To Know

Learn everything you need to know about Cesarean sections and delayed cord clamping, including recent studies, how the two work together, and more.

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