Posts from November 2014

Baby Language – Kelly Riolo, Ph.D.

Parenting Science: Dunston’s Baby Language The premise behind this theory is that there are specific universal vocal reflexes that account for five different cries made by newborns. Dunstan describes these sounds as pre-cry language and claims she has a photographic memory which allowed her to identify and decode these sounds. According to Dunstan, the five […]

Mourning the Birth Plan – Kelly Riolo, Ph.D.

When I was pregnant, I did all the “right” things to prepare for delivery. I read the books, went to childbirth class held by the hospital, discussed my preferences with my doctor, I hired a doula to help make sure I could have the labor experience I had hoped and prepared for. My birth plan […]