Welcome to my blogsite! My name is Kim Martino-Sexton. Since 1998 I have had the honor of standing in the presence of thousands of newborn family miracles. My intention is to deliver up the very best education about life’s most important moments. I hope you find value in what is written here.
Labor Research finally catches up with 20th Century! 6cm is the new 4cm! Important NEW research for any pregnant woman hoping for a vaginal delivery in a hospital. The OLD (1950’s) way of judging the progress of labor once the cervix dilates to 4 cm may be a major contributing factor to the our ridiculously […]
Congratulations on your pregnancy and welcome to the exciting world of Expectant Parenthood! Choosing a Childbirth Class, a Birth Doula, a Midwife, an OB, a Hospital, Birth Center, a Pediatrician and/or a Postpartum Coach are just a few of the many decisions you get to make throughout your early parenting journey. There are many choices in childbirth […]
Yes, whenever possible! What is the definition of natural childbirth? Natural childbirth is pregnancy, labor and birth the way nature intended ~ free of drugs, interventions and augmentations. Natural childbirth is completely achievable in hospitals, birth centers and of course at home. Proper preparation (education, exercise, nutrition…) and various types of support are the […]
Did you know paternity must be established before Dad has any rights to his newborn baby? In most states, paternity is only established when Dad’s name is added to the Birth Certificate. A birth certificate will be issued approximately 30 days after birth in most states. Which means at the hospital Mom must give the […]
Take A Childbirth Class! 30 Reasons to Take A Childbirth Class To prepare for one of life’s most miraculous moments To learn about the many choices you have during pregnancy, labor and birth To stay healthy and low risk during pregnancy and birth To become a more informed pregnancy & birth consumer To avoid unnecessary […]
Breastfeeding? Cracked Nipples? It happens. Typically cracked nipples are a result of a poor latch. Correcting your latch will help significantly. Healing the cracked nipples requires BREAST MILK and AIR (of course a little sunshine would be nice too)! Yes, just express some breast milk and coat your nipples with it. Leave your […]