Infant gut microbiota influenced by caesarean & breastfeeding practices ~ may affect health in later life

February 12, 2013

Please credit CMAJ, not the Canadian Medical Association. CMAJ is an independent medical journal; views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of its owner, the CMA. Method of birth (vaginal birth s. cesarean delivery) and feeding practices (breastfeeding v. formula-feeding) influence the development of gut bacteria in newborns and thus may affect lifelong health, according to a […]

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Published Research ~ Normalizing childbirth, Improving maternity care, Safer obstetrics: late 2012, January 2013

January 31, 2013

1. Furuta M, Sandall J, Bick D. A systematic review of the relationship between severe maternal morbidity and post-traumatic stress disorder. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 2012;12(1):125. Available: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2393/12/125. CONCLUSIONS: Despite the absence of robust evidence regarding the relationship between severe maternal morbidity and PTSD/PTSD symptoms, it is crucially important that clinicians and policy makers are aware of a potential […]

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Placental Abnormalities and its association with our sky-rocketing Cesarean section rate

January 21, 2013

Link back to part 4 of “Story I most hate to tell and nobody should ever have to hear” originally posted on faithgibson.org Continued part 5 ~ Source material about dramatic increased in Placental Abnormalities and its association with our sky-rocketing Cesarean section rate:   The following quotes are from the professional trade paper ObGynNews. This publication is the […]

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Excellent article on “optimal” Umbilical Cord Clamping

December 4, 2012

Re-post from http://thedoulaguide.blogspot.com/2012/12/cutting-cord-at-right-time-its-not.html DECEMBER 3, 2012 Cutting the Cord at the Right Time: It’s Not Delayed, It’s Optimal I will always feel gratitude for the fact that when our baby was born, my boyfriend’s one request was that we not cut her umbilical cord too soon.  At the time, it was a topic I was […]

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Evidence-based benefits of kangaroo or papoose-style baby-carriers for newborns & older babies

October 20, 2012

Reposted from Mothering Magagine https://www.mothering.com/community/a/wear-your-baby-the-benefits Wear Your Baby: The Benefits Babywearing is a necessity for women all over the world who carry their babies while they work and do domestic tasks. This practice has been around for centuries, but has seen a dramatic resurgence in popularity in recent years. Why? Because touch is good for […]

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