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Stop! I’m Not Dirty: 8 Reasons Why You Should Delay Your Baby’s First Bath

In the hours after your baby is born, there’s a good chance a labor and delivery nurse will offer to bathe your baby. It’s standard protocol at many hospitals to wait 8-24 hours to give baby his or her first bath, and up to 48 hours after a cesarian birth. The World Health Organization now …

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From Sleep Issues to Digestion Problems. Signs That Your Baby Needs to See a Chiropractor

As adults, we all know that regular Chiropractor care can be highly beneficial. Our central nervous system controls everything. Think of your spine as a foundation of a home holding everything in its place. As beautiful as the birth process is, an estimated 60-90 lbs. of force is applied to a baby’s neck during a …

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What Is a Doula? Why Are They Beneficial? What Are You Paying For? How Do I Afford One?

What is a doula? A doula is a trained professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to a mother before, during and shortly after childbirth to help her achieve the healthiest, most satisfying experience possible. A doula works in birth centers, private and public hospitals and at home births in conjunction with midwives – but never …

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