What Did They Say? Vocabulary Terms for Pregnancy

“Good morning Mrs. Smith! We see that your EDD is tomorrow and you have not received any prenatal care. Wow, we better get started. First, we will need blood samples to run a Prenatal Panel. The tests will include a CBC, Antibody Screen, and Blood Typing. Our practice...

What is RhoGAM and who needs it?

At the beginning of prenatal care, your doctor or midwife will likely run a series of blood tests. These should include: Complete Blood Count (CBC) to determine the quality and content of your blood. Blood Typing to determine your blood type and Rh factor (positive or...

Pregnancy and Birth in Uganda: James’s Birth Story

Fatuma: Mama to Many Fatuma is a remarkable Ugandan woman whom I have the privilege of calling a friend. After being rejected by her Muslim family for converting to Christianity, she taught herself English and became “Mama” to over 90 orphaned or abandoned children....

Top 3 Birth Videos of 2016 (and 2 from years past)

Water Birth in Scotland Sarah experiences a range of emotions many mama's encounter as labor begins. We know that not everything will always go as planned during birth (see more about birth plans here), yet she does an amazing job of taking everything in stride. For...

Dare I Say It? Parenting Advice from a Non-Parent

We’re taking a break from our standard blogging because the mamas we serve (and all mamas really) will appreciate this advice. Before you let your emotions run away with your keyboard in the comments below, hear us out. And let’s keep in mind that this advice applies...