This information is not intended to alarm prospective parents if their baby decides not to be born during prime time hospital hours. What I am saying is this; a woman does not have much control over when her baby is born, but there are a few things she can do to help ensure a safe and healthy delivery even if an unexpected situation arises.
Make sure your baby's safety is your first concern and don't worry about being in the limelight because you want your baby to be the first born in the New Year.
In the meantime, relax and enjoy the following recipe for this wonderful New Year's Eve beverage. It's non-alcoholic and delicious. Pour it into a champagne glass and enjoy these wonderful moments with your friends and family.
Oriental Breeze — serves 6
2 cups sweetened green tea
2 cups cranberry juice
½ cup fresh lemon juice
½ cup rose water
3 T honey
Mix all of the above in a blender with crushed ice. Pour into festive glasses and top with a rose hip, or a rosebud. Cheers!
Dr. Brown, founder of Beauté de Maman, is a board-certified member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a member of the American Medical Association, the Fairfield County Medical Association, Yale Obstetrical and Gynecological Society and the Women's Medical Association of Fairfield County. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Tufts University, completed her medical training at George Washington University Medical Center and completed her internship and residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Brown has a busy obstetrical practice in Stamford, Connecticut and, as a clinical attending, actively teaches residents from Stamford Hospital and medical students from Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York.
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