What will my newborn baby look like?

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What will my newborn baby look like?

When the baby is first born, the baby is going to look wet, very alert. In the last stages of labor, that's the only time that mothers release a surge of adrenaline, and the purpose of that is to give the mother energy to push the baby out; but mostly, to help the baby adapt outside of the womb. The first thing they will do to the baby is a visual assessment, that's called the APGAR score. The attendants are going to look for color, muscle tone, and breathing for the baby. They are going to make sure the baby is breathing well and that the baby is warm. Ideally, the baby is going to be placed on the mother's chest. The baby may have some vernix on the skin, a white substance, which is also important in helping the baby maintain temperature of the body. The baby will be ready to meet the parents. The baby is just as curious to meet the parents as the parents are curious to meet the baby.

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Ana Paula Markel is the mother of four children. Having experienced two cesarean births, a medicated vaginal birth and a natural birth (in that order,) Ana Paula discovered a passionate interest in the childbirth process. Her goal is to assist mothers and families to explore the many options available in childbirth and to take responsibility for their choices.

Ana Paula has been teaching a very fun and active childbirth preparation workshop in Los Angeles for the past nine years and has supported hundreds of families during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum. Ana is also a doula trainer for DONA International and has been mentoring new doulas for the past six years. Ana Paula is honored to serve as Director of International Development for DONA International and to be on the advisory board for PAM (Pregnancy Awareness month.) In 2008 Ana founded BINI Birth, a center in Los Angeles dedicated to the childbirth education field, doula training and green pregnancy retail. BINI offers a variety of classes for pregnant couples and new parents. BINI offers yoga, Hypnobirthing, breastfeeding classes and support groups for new mothers and Ana’s very popular workshops. BINI Birth is also the premiere doula referral service in Los Angeles. Ana Paula is passionate about connecting families of all backgrounds with their ideal birth support.

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