Any breastfeeding mother will tell you that it was the support she received from her partner, first and foremost, that impacted her ability to feed her baby. Learn 6 ways to support her!
Both the concept and the reality of having a baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is both scary and unsettling. Such tiny babies. So much complex equipment. So many monitoring devises. So many unknowns.
How long will be baby be there?
What are all these contraptions?
What do they do?
In an attempt to settle some of your fears and answer some of your many questions we will review some of the common equipment and testing your baby may need.
Birth is a guessing game. When will I go into labor? How long will labor last? Will be baby be born vaginally? Can I do it with minimal interventions? Will I tear? What if I have to make a decision about a cesarean? Will I have childcare for my other children? What if someone shows up that I didn’t invite? What will recovery be like? Can I breastfeed successfully?
After 6 months of trying to get pregnant, including one disappointing chemical pregnancy, I saw that beautiful pink line on the pregnancy test! I was pregnant, excited, and ready to begin my journey to a VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean).