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Samantha Kauffman

Samantha Kauffman, RNC, is the perinatal education coordinator at Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial. She holds an extra certification in OB nursing, is a certified childbirth educator, a certified mother-friendly nurse, Rebozo certified, and a hypnobirthing practioner. She enjoys working with new parents or parents adding to their family. Samantha and her husband have been married for 32 years. Both grew up in Newaygo County and they have six children, four grandsons, and one granddaughter. Samantha enjoys working in her community and with the OB providers at Gerber Memorial to share how awesome childbirth and children are. She also enjoys scrapbooking, sewing, reading, and biking.

Samantha Kauffman

Posts from Samantha Kauffman

What’s a dad-to-be to do?

When mom is pregnant and readying for labor, there's plenty that partners can do to help lighten the load.

New baby, new roles

Here are some important ways dad can help out at home with the new baby.

Building the baby-safe world

You won't get it perfect, but there is much you can do to improve child safety at home and on the road.

Another option for pregnancy pain?

Acupressure can target key pressure points to alleviate nausea and labor and delivery pains.

Astounding facts about breast milk

Advancements in biotech have led to the development of lab-grown breast milk—but it can't quite replicate the natural source.

Breastfeeding troubles? There’s help

Low milk production and painful latching can sometimes lead to difficulties for nursing moms.

Rise of the techie toddler

You might be tempted to give your little one unfettered access to electronics—but pediatricians say that might be a mistake.

Don’t settle for pregnancy pains

A physical therapist trained in pelvic health can help moms overcome the pains and strains of growing a little person.

Your baby’s water world

Amniotic fluid is a dynamic liquid—it does a lot more than make for a cozy womb.

A blanket for bath time

Newborn swaddle baths haven't been popularized just yet—but that could change, given the vast advantages over traditional methods.

Having a C-section?

Moms who have come before you offer their top tips for preparation and recovery.

Steady, sleepless parent

A newborn in the house means old sleep routines are about to get uprooted.

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