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The Hollywood Birth Center

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Women’s Health Partners (561)368-3775

*HypnoBirthing & Doula Supportive

Certified Nurse Midwifes: Terry DeFilippo, Rachel DeVaney and Joy Boscove

Dr. David Lubetkin (561) 416-0103

*HypnoBirthing & Doula Supportive

*VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) Supportive

Alfred A Tomaselli III, DO (561)844-4401

*Doula & Natural Birth Supportive


Delisa Skeete, M.D. (954) 581-8706

*VBAC & Doula Supportive
*HypnoBirthing Supportive

Gil Aronson, M.D.


*VBAC & Doula Supportive
*HypnoBirthing Supportive


Bitran & Rivera LLC‎ (305) 673-9270

Mauricio Bitran, M.D. and Franz Rivera, M.D.

*HypnoBirthing & Doula Supportive


Immune Assure, LLC – South Florida’s local agency for stem cell collection


Twin Babes


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954) 765-6505

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The most loving gift a mother-to-be could receive, a Blessing Way marks the deeply spiritual experience of birth with a gathering of female friends and family.  Allow us to create a ceremony and celebration for you.  Kindly call 954-610-9754 to schedule a consultation.


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Delayed Cord Clamping

By Jenifer Goodwin

WEDNESDAY, May 26 (HealthDay News) — Pregnant women may want to consider asking their doctors to hold off on clamping the umbilical cord for a few minutes after the baby is born, a new study suggests. Clamping the cord in the seconds after birth cuts off the blood flow from mom to baby. While not necessarily harmful, the common practice in delivery rooms potentially robs newborns of those last precious minutes of cord blood, the researchers said, and cord blood contains stem cells that have regenerative properties and can grow into different types of cells. Research suggests there may be some benefits to getting that extra blood from mom right after birth, said senior study author Dr. Paul Sanberg, director of the University of South Florida’s Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair. Delaying clamping for an extra minute or two may help prevent anemia in full-term infants, according to a study cited by the researchers. Studies on preterm infants have found delaying clamping the cord for 30 seconds or more reduced the incidence of anemia, intraventricular hemorrhage (brain bleeding), late-onset sepsis (a complication of infection in the days after birth), and decreased the need for blood transfusions, according to the study. Calling the cord blood “nature’s first stem cell transplant,” Sanberg said more needs to be learned about the impact of cutting the cord before evolution intended. “As we learn more about the value of cord blood, the benefits of delaying cord clamping may outweigh any risks, especially in preemies or in babies we know may have some problems before or shortly after birth,” Sanberg said. The paper, a review of medical literature on cord clamping, was published in a recent issue of the Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine. In the womb, the umbilical cord connects the developing fetus to the mother’s placenta. During birth, the placenta and umbilical cord contract and pump blood toward the newborn, according to background information in the article. Within a few minutes of birth, the cord stops pulsing and blood flow ceases. Evolutionarily speaking, women probably gave birth squatting, a position that would have helped the cord blood to rush toward the baby in the moments after birth, Sanberg said. Birthing practices, of course, have changed for most U.S. women, and so have ideas about cord blood. Decades ago, doctors also believed the blood inside the cord was ordinary blood, Sanberg noted. Doctors now know umbilical cord blood contains stem cells. If you look at most historical societies, babies were born using gravity, which seems to help the transfer of the blood,” Sanberg explained. “It’s only in the last century that Western medicine has focused on clamping and cutting the cord to separate the baby so quickly.” Clamping cuts off blood supply prior to cutting the cord. In the 1980s, ob-gyns were taught to clamp the umbilical cord of preterm infants quickly, said Dr. Bruce Young, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at NYU Langone Medical Center. Preterm infants are at higher risk of jaundice because they don’t yet have a mature enough liver to break down bilirubin, a by-product of red blood cell metabolism. Preventing preterm infants from receiving that extra volume of blood from the mom was believed to help ward off jaundice, Young explained. But as methods of caring for preemies improved, and doctors learned that exposing infants to light can help with bilirubin metabolism, early cord clamping was no longer encouraged, Young said. In his experience, Young said, few doctors cut the cord in under a minute, even for full-term newborns. And many of today’s moms request to have the baby placed on their abdomen before the cord is cut, further delaying cutting, Young said. Still, the study brings up an interesting issue about what, if any, benefit another minute or so of cord blood might have for a baby. “The standard of care is not to rush cord clamping,” Young said. “My personal feeling is that the preponderance of evidence is that it’s better to wait a minute or two.” A mother’s decision to collect cord blood for storage and possible use later on could encourage early clamping to ensure there’s plenty of blood to save. Experts urge moms not to hurry clamping for cord blood storage purposes.


Myths of Breastfeeding in Early Days Postpartum

Mar 10, 2009 Barbara Higham

This is an examination of a few myths of breastfeeding in the early days: how often to breastfeed, making enough breastmilk and the comfort of breastfeeding. New mothers are often bombarded with conflicting information about breastfeeding. There are many myths surrounding the art of breastfeeding that hamper its initiation and this article attempts to dispel some of the common ones that mothers may hear in the early days postpartum.

How Often Should Baby Breastfeed? It is a myth that a mother only needs to breastfeed every four hours to maintain a good milk supply. It is a fact that when a mother breastfeeds early and often, her milk production is greater, her baby gains more weight and she continues breastfeeding for a longer period. Milk production is related to feeding frequency and milk supply declines when feedings are infrequent or restricted. It is a myth that a breastfeeding mother should space her feedings so that her breasts will have time to refill. It is a fact that a breastfeeding mother is always making milk. The emptier her breast is, the faster her body makes milk to replace it; the fuller the breast, the more the production of milk slows down. If a mother waits until her breasts “fill up” before she feeds her baby, her body may get the message that it is making too much and may reduce total production. It is a myth that you should never wake a sleeping baby. It is a fact that while most babies will let you know when they need to breastfeed, newborns may not wake often enough and should be roused to feed at least eight times a day and probably more frequently. Drowsiness can result from drugs given to the mother during the birth or afterwards, jaundice, trauma, dummy use and/or shutdown behaviour after a delayed response to feeding cues.

How to Make Enough Breastmilk! It is a myth that low milk supply is usually caused by stress, fatigue and/or inadequate food and drink. It is a fact that the most common causes of low milk supply are infrequent feedings and/or poor latch-on and positioning. Breastfeeding is often blamed when a new mum is exhausted. Parenting is a tiring business, regardless of how you feed your baby. Lactation actually suppresses the nervous system’s hormonal response to stress, enabling mothers to feel calmer and better able to cope with whatever life throws at them when breastfeeding.

Read more at Suite101: Myths of Breastfeeding in Early Days Postpartum: Misinformation Hampering the Initiation of Nursing


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