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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7 Things You'll Need for Breastfeeding

Finally, the pregnancy journey is over. Your little bundle of joy has been born and has joined the family.

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Pain Management During Labor

Our grandmothers might have told us that their children just fell out of them during labor, and that they didn’t feel any pain at all.

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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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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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Cord Blood and Delayed Clamping | Americord

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 | Americord

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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Cord Blood Banking with Delayed Cord Clamping | Americord

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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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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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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What To Pack In Your Baby Hospital Bag | Americord

It is important to have your hospital bag packed in advance. Use our hospital bag checklist for the top essentials you'll need for and after baby delivery.

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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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7 Things To Know About Breastfeeding After A C-Section

Important things to know about breastfeeding after a C-section. A lot of women would like to know if and how to breastfeed after a cesarean section. Barring any complications, a baby delivered through C-section can be breastfed as early as one born through vaginal delivery.

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

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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