10 reasons to take an Independent Lamaze Childbirth Class

Not all classes are created equal. Lamaze classes are run with the goal to increase confidence in your ability to give birth. Lamaze classes help you understand how to cope with pain in ways that both facilitate labor and promote comfort — including focused breathing, movement and massage. While...

What is Midwifery?

Attending births is like growing roses. You have to marvel at the ones that just open up and bloom at the first kiss of the sun but you would never pull open the petals of the tightly closed buds and force them to blossom to your time line – Gloria LeMay Midwives are qualified health care...

Routine Ultrasounds in Late Pregnancy

In almost all my Lamaze classes, there are at least a few parents-to-be who ask questions or have concerns regarding one or more of the routine ultrasounds that they have had to get in their pregnancy. In the last class, one of the moms was concerned that her care provider had told her that her baby’s...

Tips for normal delivery

We get lots of calls from expectant mothers asking for tips for normal delivery. Such questions are more frequent from first time mothers whose natural apprehension for the safety and wellbeing of their babies, combined with lack of empathy and support from their current medical care givers and absence...

Your New Born Baby – FAQ

You are now the proud parents of a brand new baby. Amidst all the excitement (and some apprehension) of becoming a new parent I am sure you have a million questions that are waiting to be asked. Here are some facts about your new born that you should know in the first few days. These are not in any...

Psychological factors that slow down labor

Many a time we have noticed that the “energy of labor” stops flowing or is just not there when mothers go into labor. This situation manifests itself when mothers appear to become less involved in the process of labor. An otherwise normal, active labor stage then goes on and on, wearing down mother,...

Weight Gain in Pregnancy

Weight Gain in Pregnancy is comprised of (approximately):   Baby’s weight gain                                                                                    3.4 kg Maternal stores of Fat, Protein, and other nutrients                   3.2...