The APGAR Test Explained

Once your baby is born, the primary function of the hospital or birth staff is to ensure that mother and baby are healthy. The APGAR test is an assessment of your baby’s overall health, and was developed in 1972 by Dr. Virginia Apgar, an obstetric anesthesiologist....

Understanding Newborn Testing

Once your baby is born, you will likely take a huge breath of relief and congratulate yourself on a job well done. However, those around you will still be hustling to ensure that your baby is getting the best care possible during those first few important days of...

Understanding Circumcision

Whether you know you are having a boy, or just know you have a 50% chance of delivering one, then chances are that you and your partner have discusses whether your baby boy will be circumcised. For many parents, deciding whether to circumcise or not can be very...

Do You Need A Postpartum Doula?

Those first couple of days at home with your new baby can be quite challenging, even if it is not your first child. Getting settled into a routine can be difficult and tiring, especially if the mother had a difficult birth or the baby had complications. Sometimes just...

Doulas Explained

The origin of the word doula, in Greek means ‘women’s servant’. For hundreds, even thousands of years women have been helping each other through labor and delivery – with exceptional results. What Exactly Is A Doula? A doula is professional trained to provide support...