Monday, September 13, 2010

An easy, natural way to give birth without any medication?

It's BABY WEEK on 10 News!

All this week, we're going to help new moms-to-be and women who want to get pregnant, get ready for baby!

Many women have a lot of fear and anxiety when they think about the big, "birthday."

I can definitely relate!

I am just weeks away from giving birth to our first baby (a girl due in October).

Not only do I look like a snake that swallowed a watermelon, but like any new mom, I wonder what will happen during labor and delivery at Baby Place at All Children's.

I hope these stories will help answer a lot of your questions and put your mind at ease.

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Here's a look at our BABY WEEK schedule:


11:00 PM-Hypnobirthing (This birthing class promises an EASY, comfortable, drug-free birth. Is it too good to be true?)


12PM-Top labor tips from Nurse Midwife

5:30 PM-Acupuncture to ease pregnancy side effects and naturally encourage labor. (Medical doctor and licensed acupunturist, Dr. Xio Zhang talks about how acupuncture can help ease morning sickness, fatigue and hormonal issues. She says it can also naturally encourage labor.

11:00 PM-How a doula can help new parents (They're popular in other countries. See how "mothering the mother" during labor and delivery can lower the stress of giving birth.


12PM-Difference between midwife versus OBGYN

5:30 PM-Sleep expert advivce (We'll show you the top mistakes parents make and how they can get their infant sleeping on a schedule.

11:00 pm-Top breastfeeding tips from a lactation expert


12PM-A natural way to soothe colic

5:30 PM-Picking a pediatrician (Board certified, holistic pediatrician, Dr. David Berger talks about what happens to your baby right after birth (vaccines, blood tests, what you can expect)

11PM-Top five exercises for pregnant women (These moves will help ease the aches and pains of pregnancy and prepare mom for the big day)


12PM-Top foods for pregnant women

5:30 PM-New mom interview

11PM-Designing a nursery on a dime (See how you can personalize your nursery without spending a lot of money).