We’ve actually known this since before we left for Washington back in March, but wanted to keep it to ourselves for a while. A long while. 840 more words
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AHS reminds Albertans to take care in selecting individuals to assist with home births
CALGARY — Following recent incidents in the Calgary Zone involving home birthing attendants or “traditional home delivery providers,” Alberta Health Services (AHS) is reminding expectant mothers to check credentials before engaging the services of non-regulated individuals, such as home birthing attendants. 275 more words
Newborns emerge into this world red-faced, squalling and covered in a creamy guck (not a technical term).
In years past practices and expectations were that baby would be whisked away, given a first bath to clean that guck off, plus a whole series of tests, and placed fresh, clean and swaddled in mom’s arms sometime after birth, sanitized, and picture perfect. 421 more words