May 2013

Does Controlled Cord Traction Reduce Postpartum Blood Loss?

May 15, 2013

By Jamie Habib | May 10, 2013 Pertinent Point ~:~ Controlled cord traction used in high-resource settings does not affect the risk of severe postpartum hemorrhage. In high-resource settings, the practice of controlled cord traction for the management of placenta expulsion is not associated with a decreased incidence of postpartum hemorrhage, according to the results of a […]

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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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