Author: Mary Lou Bowers

It's Time to Pack! A Pro Tells What to Bring to the Hospital

From the moment a mother realizes she is expecting she begins preparing for the arrival of her baby. The nesting instinct is often noticed around the fifth month of pregnancy, but many women report its acute presence in the final days of pregnancy.

Umbilical Cord Care

There are different methods suggested for caring for the umbilical cord, ranging from an application of medicine by the hospital staff or using alcohol daily to simply just "leaving it alone."