What to Bring to Birth

by E.C. Tang With my first birth, it seemed as if I was going to move into the hospital.  I had 3 massive pillows, 2 suitcases full of my clothes, toiletries and baby things.  I had a CD player and 2 miniature speakers to play my homemade list of songs, one of which...

Tell Me Something

By E.C. Tang “Tell me something,” I said to my husband, Derek, as I sunk down into the tub.  I was 39 weeks and six days pregnant and going on my seventh hour of labor with my first baby.  My doula was taking a break, getting herself a bite to eat while I lounged in...

Cord Clamping: Making the Decision

Making the decision about cord clamping Recently, some parents in our classes have come with a dilemma. They’ve heard about the benefits of delayed cord clamping for their babies, especially lower rates of anemia, but they’ve also heard that we now have the option of...