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 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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Sex. Without Babies ~ a great video for guys about their role in responsible birth control

January 30, 2014

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Poor eating habits may start in the womb

December 2, 2013

New York Times Published: December 1, 2013  By KRISTIN WARTMAN 195 Comments THE solution to one of America’s most vexing problems ~ our soaring rates of obesity and diet-related diseases ~ may have its roots in early childhood, and even in utero. Readers’ Comments “How does anyone reconcile the recommendation to breastfeed for six months with the zero guaranteed paid […]

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Maternal & Fetal Medicine groups to replace phase “term pregnancy” with 4 more accurate categories

October 25, 2013

Medscape Medical News ACOG/SMFM: Replace Phrase ‘Term Pregnancy’ With 4 Categories Marcia Frellick October 22, 2013 EDITORS’ RECOMMENDATIONS Earliest of Early-Term Births at Higher Risk for Mortality Late Preterm Birth Tied to Lower Adult Achievement Early Induction Linked to Lower Odds of Cesarean Delivery Using the general phrase “term pregnancy” to refer to births between 3 weeks before […]

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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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