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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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10 Ways to Avoid a C-Section

The cesarean section rate in the United States was 4.5% in 1965; today it is over 30%! There are many things that can set you up for a successful natural birth and many things that increase your chances of a … Continue reading

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The Myths of Medically Managed Childbirth

http://ideas.time.com/2011/10/12/the-myths-of-natural-childbirth/ The campaign for medical management during delivery endangers mothers and children Many women enter into pregnancy before they have done research about their birthing options.  Many enter into childbirth only having the information they have learned from TV, friends … Continue reading

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Laboring Under an Illusion

A great film that explores what modern media has taught us about childbirth vs what the real thing is or has the potential to be. We need to break down the myths about childbirth that the media has taught us.  … Continue reading

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"Why I No Longer Have Birth Regret"

Source: http://mamasandbabies.blogspot.com/2011/04/why-i-no-longer-have-birth-regret.html#comment-form by Cherylyn “I’ve had different experiences with different births, and each one has been unique and promoted personal growth. My first baby’s birth was the hardest. I went in naively thinking I could have a medication-free birth in … Continue reading

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Home Birth… Why I Did It (& I'm Not a Hippie)

ireport.cnn.com I gave birth to my son at home. And no, I’m not a hippie. I’m a college educated, business minded woman who made an informed choice about the labor and delivery of my second child. Giuseppe Massimo “Max” entered … Continue reading

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Home Birth Has Pros and Cons

July 2011 Article in the Los Angeles Times http://www.latimes.com/health/la-he-home-births-20110711,0,7182324.story “In the hospital, there were seven medical students in the room when I was pushing my son out,” she said. “At home, it was a very quiet, slow experience, and the … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding Booby Trap #1

There are many breastfeeding booby traps that interfere with the success of a breastfeeding pair.  This is typically the first one that mom’s fall into. Maternal IV Fluids Linked to Newborns’ Weight Loss Not a Lack of Milk Supply ScienceDaily … Continue reading

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