Category Archives: Western Birth Practices

Humanizing Cesarean Birth

As much as we would like to see Cesarean birth rates decline, there will still be moms and babies who need a Cesarean to make it safely through childbirth. It is possible to create a more personalized, human, and family … Continue reading

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W.H.O. States: Caesarean sections should only be performed when medically necessary

“Caesarean section is one of the most common surgeries in the world, with rates continuing to rise, particularly in high- and middle-income countries. Although it can save lives, caesarean section is often performed without medical need, putting women and their … Continue reading

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Decision Making in Pregnancy and Parenting: It's Not Black and White

I recently read this excerpt from Emily Oster’s book, “Expecting Better: Why The Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong — and What You Really Need to Know.” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/20/expecting-better-emily-oster_n_3780541.html In her book Oster presents the model that she teaches university business students to … Continue reading

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What Does ISIS Have to Do With Birth and Parenting?

Never before has it been so important to stay connected to our kids. With busy work schedules and kids extracurricular activities, it is easy for families to be moving together but without making any connection. Kids who feel disconnected from … Continue reading

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Prevention and elimination of disrespect and abuse during childbirth.

The World Health Organization has released a statement: Prevention and elimination of disrespect and abuse during childbirth. I am sad that this even needs to be a topic of discussion and thrilled that this is finally being dealt with on … Continue reading

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Should Women With Traumatic Birth Experiences Just "Accept and Move On?"

I am appalled at this article on the Huffington Post entitled, “Recalibrating Our Expectations of Childbirth.” You don’t really need to go and read it, I quote the appalling parts below, but if you are interested here is the link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cara-paiuk/recalibrating-our-expecta_b_5372955.html  There … Continue reading

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Stay Out of Our Vaginas

A new device is being manufactured to stretch a woman’s pelvic tissues (lower 1/3 of the vagina and pelvic floor muscles) during the first stage of labor.  http://www.maternamedical.com/the-device.html There are so many things wrong with this idea. Women’s bodies are … Continue reading

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Protecting Immunity in a Cesarean Birth

How a baby is born does impact its future immune health. Our immune system is housed primarily in the gut with our natural bacterial flora being one of our first lines of defense and an intricate part of normal immunity. … Continue reading

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Stand Up for Home Birth After Cesarean

The only person who can decide on the safest place to give birth is the mother. The safest place for her to birth is the place she is most relaxed and comfortable.  This allows for physiological low risk birth, without … Continue reading

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