Tag Archives: Dr. Nancy

Mom Breastfeeds Her 6 year Old and Social Media Goes Crazy.

“The foundation for healthy growth and development in later years is established to a large degree in the first six years of life.” – Toward a Healthy Future: Second report of the Health of Canadians {Federal, Provincial and territorial Advisory … Continue reading

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What Are the Benefits to Normal Term Nursing?

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What it's Like to Nurse an 8 Year Old

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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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How My Midwife Changed My Life 7 Years Ago

I am reposting this article originally published on Ottawa Mommy Club because today is the 7th anniversary of me becoming a mother. “You never know how far reaching something you think, say or do today, will affect the lives of millions … Continue reading

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Is Caring About Your Birth Experience Selfish?

YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! to what is said in this article.  It says everything that should be said, so I don’t really have a comment, except that all women need to read this:  http://www.improvingbirth.org/2013/05/selfish-women/ and that NO!!! NO!!! NO!!! it is … Continue reading

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Study Finds Adverse Effects of Pitocin in Newborns

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists released this article today.  http://www.acog.org/About_ACOG/News_Room/News_Releases/2013/Study_Finds_Adverse_Effects_of_Pitocin_in_Newborns#.UYkdLeDO_9s.facebook Here are my thoughts as I read the article (you will get a glimpse of inside my head, I seriously wrote this as I read line by line): … 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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