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What Exactly Does a Midwife Do?

As a midwife, I am often asked what exactly it is that I do? Although the percentage is rising, only 10% of births in the United States are attended by midwives, so it’s not unusual to find myself explaining my profession. The term “midwife” is...

How can I protect my baby from SIDS?

How Can I Protect My Baby From SIDS?

Naturally, bringing a new baby home can trigger a range of questions and fears for new parents. Without a doubt, the most common question we get asked is how to prevent SIDS or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome....

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Turn My Car Seat at Two or Extended Rear Facing?

"My little one is turing two next month. I have been so excited to turn her car seat around at two years, but now I'm hearing all of this media coverage about extended rear facing. Is it really that big of a deal if I...