Birth Stories- A Blog
Read this beautiful
birth story of a home birth. Posted in Sept. 2012
It is uplifting and inspiring... and speaks
to the amazing strength and
insight of women...the struggles, questions and determination of
the mother and child during the birth.
Cytotec Side Effects Associated with Birth Defects
LLP - A National Law Firm
Cytotec or Misoprostol continues to be the "standard
of care" for inducing labor and softening the cerix. Although STILL
approved by the FDA for this use. The side effects continue to be catastropic in many instances, upto and including "
death of mother and or death of the child". While "off label use of a drug"
is legal in the US, there are no mandatory reproting
procedures or policies
when these events occur. The following article is written by a law firm.. While most lawsuits involving
Cytotec are not won by the families who persue them... the effects on the mother, the child,
the family and the community
Side Effects of Cytotec Inductions
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.
Natural Childbirth Vs. Epidural Side Effects and Risks
by Chris Kressler L.AC
for the 21st Century, August 2011
purpose of this series on natural childbirth is to demonstrate that homebirth is as safe
– if not safer – than hospital birth for low risk pregnancies, and that medical interventions
commonly used in hospital births such as epidurals, induction
with synthetic oxytocin and
cesarean sections have risks and complications
that are often not communicated to pregnant women. "
more in this article on the side effects of epidurals.
Epidural Side Effects
Clamping the Cord Later Boosts Baby's Iron
Research that shows that allowing the embilical cord to stop pulsating before
it.... increases the iron level of the newborn..
Midwives Improve Outcomes Says Cochrane
Medscape, Aug 2013
Report, one of the most trusted research organizations in the US, has just come out
acknowledging that the midwifery model of care has better outcomes for both the mother
baby the the "medical model" of childbirth.!!!
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