When to bathe the newborn?

"Can we bathe our newborn baby?" This is one of the most common questions that comes up immediately after birth at our Healthy Mother Natural Birthing Center. While a massage and bath do lots of good in babies, we recommend that the first bath be delayed for at least a few hours, preferably 24...

Low amniotic fluid .. is it a real problem?

Over the past 2 years, I am increasingly hearing the diagnosis “oligohydramnios” or “low amniotic fluid” as one of the biggest reasons for induction and/or C-Section. How do we “diagnose” low amniotic fluid? How much is too little? Do we need repeated Ultrasound Scans to determine the level...