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Best of Both Worlds: A Natural Birth in a Hospital

Krista Afumbom’s birth experience took an unexpected harrowing turn but ended with the safe delivery of her healthy son. She intended to have a natural, drug-free birth as she did with her first child, Abigail. One evening at home, Ms. Afumbom started having contractions that grew in intensity. She tracked the increasing frequency of her … Read More

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Preparing for Your Baby Boy: The Circumcision Decision

Young Abigail Afumbom has been looking forward to having a new baby brother for many weeks. It won’t be long now. But when her parents learned she would have a brother, they faced an important decision. Should he be circumcised? The family can’t wait to meet the new baby. Krista Afumbom’s mother-in-law, a retired midwife … Read More

Baby on the Way: Use These Tips to Prepare Siblings

At 37 weeks of pregnancy, Krista Afumbom is ready for her baby to arrive. And the Lakewood mother of one and husband Ferdinand are working to make sure daughter Abigail is also ready when baby brother Kai arrives. “We’ve been talking about him for a long time,” Ms. Afumbom says. “We’ve been talking about him … Read More