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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

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.

Thoughts about C-sections

Health officials worldwide are on a mission to reduce the number of cesarean section births.

Expecting? 10 tips to manage the merrymaking

Pregnancy adds a whole new dimension to hectic holiday schedules—but there are plenty of ways to keep life in check.

Epidurals—the upsides and downsides

It's often one of the most effective ways to manage pain during labor—but is it the best option for you?

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