Why Ceasareans are a Big Deal To You, Your Wife and Your Daughter
C-Sections are still very high in the US. Even though they are done
often, they are major surgery and can have very serious complications
and side effects for both the mother
and the child.. which can be long
lasting.. including death. " If hospitals can attend to the complications
of C-Sections, they can attend to the complications of VBACS". VBACs
research has proven, are better for the
mom 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.
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