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Naming Your Baby

The ritual of choosing a name for your baby is an important one for you as expectant parents. Not only is it an activity that you can do together, it is also one that...

Care Given To The Baby At Birth

Your baby will be given his first exams in life at 1 minute and 5 minutes after birth. This two-part evaluation is called the Apgar score and is designed to show how well the...

The Baby’s Physiological Changes at Birth

Your baby’s circulatory system will change at the moment of birth. While he is in your uterus, your baby receives his oxygen from your red blood cells via the placenta. At birth, he will...

The Baby’s Appearance At Birth

The first questions that most parents ask after confirming or learning the sex of their baby are, “How much does he weigh and how long is he?” Babies weigh an average of 7 to...

Vaginal Birth After Cesarean

In most countries of the world, a vaginal birth following a cesarean is not unusual. The past 15 years have witnessed a surge of new information in this country strongly supporting the position that...

Exercises After Cesarean for Quick Healing

Because having a cesarean involves major surgery, you will be sore afterwards and will require longer to fully recover than if you had delivered vaginally. Postpartum exercises will need to be delayed for a...

Cesarean Postpartum Period — Things to Learn

The average stay in the hospital after a cesarean is 3 to 4 days. The IV and catheter will remain in place for approximately 24 hours following the surgery. The IV will provide you...

What You Want to Know About The Cesarean Baby

No two babies are alike, cesarean babies included. One noticeable difference between vaginally delivered and planned cesarean babies is that the head of a cesarean infant is nicely shaped because it was not molded...

Going to Recovery Room after Cesarean Surgery

Once the repair work is completed, you will be taken to the recovery room. You will stay there until the staff feels that you are stable, usually about 1 to 2 hours. During this...