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Awesome Obstetrician Welcomes Babies Into The World By Singing

Singing Doctor
"Welcome To A Wonderful World"

Dr. Carey Andrew-Jaja, the happiest doctor you’ll ever meet, has delivered about 8,000 babies, and greets most of them with a song. When Andrew-Jaja was in residency, and older physician was in the habit of singing to newborns, and when he retired, he asked Andrew-Jaja to carry on the tradition. He’s been singing to babies ever since, and pausing for the music gives everyone in the delivery room a moment to soak the arrival of a new life. “Sometimes the pregnancy has been difficult, the delivery has been complex and yet most of the time out comes this beautiful baby and it’s a moment when you forget that fear,” he told ABC News. He says that when he sings to the babies, he’s singing to a future important person. “So, to me, it’s a wonderful thing in my hand, the miracle of life. The rest of it is that’s it’s a beautiful world we live in. You forget about all the crisis going on everywhere, for a moment, when you see that miracle of life in front of you.” Too sweet! [The Root, ABC News]

Postpartum Depression Is As Common As Not Having A Landline

As many as one in five women in the U.S. suffers from postpartum depressive symptoms, according to a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. To tell whether you might have symptoms, answer these questions: 1) Since your baby was born, how often have you felt down, depressed, or hopeless? 2) Since your new baby was born, how often have you had little interest or little pleasure in doing things? If you answered “always” or “often” to either question, you might want to get yourself checked out.

The same ratio of people do not have a landline in their home. [Reuters and Digital Trends] Keep reading »

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