Postpartum Care in Santa Fe

Last year, I built a website for one of my former colleagues, Joy Lanumn, RN. It’s called the Santa Fe Birthing Community and it’s a network of a couple of women who offer prenatal classes, doula services, and then postpartum assistance, help with care for multiples (twins, triplets etc) or premies and breastfeeding support and assistance.

joyBW200Joy provides all the postpartum help and does it in the comfort of your home. She is very reasonably priced (on a sliding scale). Joy is a Registered Nurse and Certified Lactation Consultant with many, many years experience in postpartum support. She has a wealth of knowledge and good connections to other services in Santa Fe. If you know of anyone who is need of these types of services, I encourage you to call her. 505-984-8225 or visit her site on Santa Fe Postpartum Care

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Increase in Preterm Birth? Why Don’t We Talk About C-Sections??

The Bulletin of the World Health Organization published a white paper on Oct. 4th 2009, addressing the concerns of the increase in preterm births worldwide.  According to the paper, over ONE MILLION babies die each year from causes related to preterm birth.

Preterm birth is defined as a baby born before 37 weeks gestation.  In the United States alone, the cost of caring for preterm babies and their associated health problems tops $26 billion annually.  Second only to Africa, North America (US and Canada) has the highest instance of preterm births in the world!

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