Sociology of Normal Childbirth

Labouring women who used a birthing pool in obsteric units in Italy: prospective observational study

February 22, 2014

BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2014; 14: 17. Published online 2014 January 14. doi:  10.1186/1471-2393-14-17 PMCID: PMC3897991 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3897991/ Title: Labouring women who used a birthing pool in obsteric units in Italy: prospective observational study Jane Henderson,1 Ethel E Burns,1 Anna L Regalia,2 Giovanna Casarico,2 Mary G Boulton,1 and Lesley A Smith1 Author information ► Article notes ► Copyright and License information ► Abstract Background For women at low risk of childbirth complications, water […]

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To Hat or Not to Hat, That is the Strange Conundrum

September 13, 2013

Reposted from BIRTH ANARCHY January 2013 (Hi Kathy!) Posted on January 12, 2013 by Kathi Valeii Have you heard the phrase, “Stop hatting, chatting and patting?” I first heard the phrase from California midwife, Carla Hartley, who has studied during her thirty year midwifery career, the affects that interventive third stage practices have on both mother […]

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Vaginal birth — but not C-section — triggers brain boosting proteins

August 2, 2013

By Karen N. Peart August 8, 2012 Vaginal birth triggers the expression of a protein in the brains of newborns that improves brain development and function in adulthood, according to a new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers, who also found that this protein expression is impaired in the brains of offspring delivered by […]

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Effective Care in Pregnancy & Childbirth: Third edition (2000) ~ a 7-part series

May 11, 2013

Murray Enkin, MD, FRCS(C), L L D, Marc J. N. C Keirse, MD, DPhil, DPH, FRA NWOG, FRCOG James Neilson, BSc, MD, FRCOG, Caroline Crowther, MD, DCH, DDU, FRCOG, FRANWOG, Lelia Duley, MD, MSc(Epid), MRCOG, Ellen Hodnett, RN, PhD, and G. Justus Hofmneyr, MBBCH, MRCOG Third Edition, 2000 {Contains same evidence-based recommendation that are now […]

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Selfish Women and Their Silly Birth Experiences – from ICAN website

May 9, 2013

Posted by Cristen on May 7, 2013 in Articles, Avoiding a C-section | 55 comments This is not a post about natural birth.  Just keep reading. When I was preparing to give birth, I saw it as a once-in-a-lifetime event and something I wanted, more than anything, to do “right.”  By doing it “right,” I meant that I wanted the safest and […]

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