I became a NICU mom on October 27, 2006. Our twin baby “b” was born with pneumonia in her small lungs, and was hooked up to a ventilator for 10 days. Once home, I discovered that coming home from the hospital didn’t
It began simply by reading the medical literature myself so I could more confidently explain the risks and benefits to parents. However, when I read the literature, I realized that the purported benefits simply didn't make sense and the risks were not ethically acceptable.
The quality of love a caregiver gives during her child’s first years of life has a tremendous and long-term impact on that youngster. A life that could be described as emotionally healthy, happy, harmonious, constructive, and productive depends on the quality of love received
The night I wrote vows to my son was as still as the night I labored. I think more about the day of his birth. I dressed in a robe and drips of sweat; my hair was pinned back with determination, my eyes drifted
Our motherhood experience is a series of adventures we choose. We are the authors. We are the writers of the story. In difficult times, do you laugh or cry, sing or spank? In easy times do you praise yourself or call it luck? It's
Here’s the scene: There’s a baby. She’s crying. Hard. She’s in a stroller facing outward and her mother is pushing her. She is crying so hard her nose is running, her cheeks are flushed and tears are streaming from her eyes. She looks sick.
By Deborah Bershatsky, PhD, TheAttachedFamily.com Reprinted with permission from Attachment Parenting International. Visit their site for more helpful articles and resources. “We’ll put her on modified demand feeding,” the pediatrician said confidently at Rachel’s one week visit. I was eager to be a good
Parenting precepts scare me. My neurotic mind can turn any set of precepts into another explanation of why I have failed and my children will wind up like Pee Wee Herman. But I have found that Dr. William Sears' seven Bs of Attachment Parenting
By Linda Folden Palmer, DC, API volunteer, San Diego, California - Thank you to Attachment Parenting International for contributing this article. Find more articles and resources on their website. - Human babies are born helpless, needing to be entirely cared for and protected. Luckily,
What is motherhood? When I think of motherhood, I think of birth. Maybe that isn’t typical, but as a childbirth educator for the past six years and a mother of four young children, it is a natural enough thought for me. Though many think