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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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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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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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The Natural Cesarean: A Woman-Centred Technique

Regardless of your intention for your birth, it is important to know you cannot dictate the outcome of birth. There are situations that may come up in birth which will lead you in a different direction than you originally planned. … Continue reading

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Debunking the Myths about C-section rates

Women are not typically choosing c-sections. Many who think they want one are often misinformed of the benefits of natural childbirth and the risks of surgery. They don’t want a c-section, the want to avoid the trauma of the typical … Continue reading

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Normal Babies Would Indeed 'Choose' Labour

Myth: babies would choose prelabour caesarean section. Abstract “Interest in rising caesarean section (CS) rates focuses on the putative relative effects on maternal health and perinatal mortality, especially in ‘non-medical’, ‘request’ or ‘repeat’ planned prelabour CS (PLCS). Shortening pregnancy and … Continue reading

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International Breech Birth Conference: Remaining Thoughts

Here are some of the notable mentions that need to be shared about this conference. Robin Lim explaining how women are treated as if they are a suitcase carrying a valuable commodity. Women are not suitcases! Marek Glezerman: “All sperm … Continue reading

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International Breech Birth Conference: Medicolegal Issues

Fireworks at the Medicolegal Issues and Ethics Panel ACOG’s opinion: Cesareans are happening for breech because of the “diminishing” ability of physicians to do #breech birth. So in other words, the providers we have to deal with the higher risk … Continue reading

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International Breech Birth Conference: Long Term Risks of Cesarean

Many of the obstetricians present at the conference were concerned about the rising cesarean rates and risks. “We were at 15% and WORRIED about the Caesarean rate in 1980.” Michael Hall, American OB, spoke about how the maternal mortality rate … Continue reading

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