The Amazing People Who Are Changing How .. Moms Give Birth
Huffington Post , Sept. 2014
The following article very specifically points out how having a doula
can totally change the outcome of a birth.. The article focuses on
low income moms, because low income moms are less
the choices they
have in childbirth because they are never told...
Having a doula to help get the information you need to make informed
decisions about your choices and what goes on at a hospital birth signif-
icantly increase the chances of a positive
birth experience for both the
and the baby.
Acetaminophen in pregnancy linked to ADHD in
kids, study finds
Los Angeles Times, Feb. 2014
" Pregnant women have long been assured that acetaminophen can treat their aches, pains
and fevers without bringing
harm to the babies they carry. Now researchers say they have
a strong link between prenatal use of the medication and cases of attention-deficit
hyperactivity disorder in children."
Study Finds Adverse Effects of Pitocin
Orleans, LA --" Induction and augmentation of labor with the hormone oxytocin may not be as safe for full-term
previously believed, according to research presented
today at the Annual Clinical Meeting of The American College of Obstetricians
and Gynecologists. Researchers say this is the first study of its kind to present data on the adverse effects of Pitocin
use on newborns."
Finally, ACOG is acknowledging
that the "standard of care for SO long for augmentation of labor" has adverse effects on the newborns.
Adverse Effects of Pitocin on Newborn
Four Reasons Why Moving in Labor is Best!!!
Birth Your Way!
Tuesday, Jan. 2012
The following article speaks to the advantages, reasons
and results seen when
moms not only allowed, but encouraged to move around in labor. Staying active
changing positions during labor has long been known to help the baby and the
mom move the process of birth along,
without interventions and only exerting as
much effort and for only as long as the mom feels comfortable.
has been proven... to not only speed up labor... but to actually be a
comfort measure to help decrease the
intensity of the contraction.
Breastfeeding Tied to Fewer Ear, Sinus Infections in Children
Shereen Lehman, Medscape
September 12, 2014
""This study provides hard evidence that health benefits of breastfeeding
go beyond infancy
seems to be the best prescription
for preventing these infections," said Dr. Ruowei Li, an epidemiologist
at the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, who led the study."
More on Breastfeeding
Reasons to Wait Until Cord Stops Pulsating
Video of Penny Simpkin, long time childbirth researcher and advocate
speaks to the reasons to let the cord stop pulsating before clamping.
Meeting needs of childbearing
women and newborn infants through strengthened midwifery
women and babies are, whatever their circumstances or the health system in place, their survival, health, and wellbeing can
be improved by midwifery care, as clearly shown in the Lancet
Midwifery Series. Together with The State
of the World's Midwifery 20141
and Every Newborn Series
, this Series honours progress achieved, delineates needed next steps, and identifies tremendous potential for further health
gain. The key messages warrant international attention and action to ensure that all women give birth with dignity and safely,
and that everyone receives quality care at the beginning of life."
Midwifery Model of Care
The First Hour Following Birth: Don’t Wake
by Michel Odent
© 2002 Midwifery
Today, Inc. All rights reserved.
This is wonderful article by Michel Odent,
a world famous natural childbirth advocate.
Mr. Odent speaks to the importance of the hour immediately following
the birth of a
the reasons why this time frame is so critical for BOTH the mom and the baby.
First Hour After Birth