Tag Archives: Induced Labor

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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Happy 3rd Birthday to My Son Taivus – “Oh, That Was Good!”

March 26, 2009, I gave birth for the second time. You always hear that it’s the first baby who  comes after your due date.  My first baby was born at 38 weeks and 6 days of pregnancy, so I expected … 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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I need your help!! Hospitals, OBs, and Natural Childbirth. How did you create your best birth?

I recently posted about choices in childbirth and how everything in birth is your choice.  No one should be doing anything to you or your baby without consent.  A mom commented about how everywhere she turns she is being told … Continue reading

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Everything in Birth is Your Choice

“Everything in your life is your choice.  If you choose to let someone else make your choices, that, too, is a choice.” When it comes to your birth experience, what can you choose? The answer is anything, and everything.  Birth … Continue reading

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When are you due?

The term due date creates a lot of misconceptions.  It implies that you are due to have your baby by a specific date, but this is not the case.   You are not “due” to have your baby by 40 weeks.  … Continue reading

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