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Does It Matter When In Labor You Get an Epidural?

There is interesting new research out about epidurals.  To date, the research has been mixed about whether getting an epidural earlier in labor leads to more complications and interventions in comparison […]

Posted in Natural Birth, Research & Articles

The Lancet Medical Journal: Midwifery Matters “More Than Ever”

Britain’s leading medical journal, The Lancet, has published a series of broad-reaching articles on the benefits of the midwifery model of care for obstetrics. One of my favorite parts of […]

Posted in Natural Birth, Research & Articles

Using a tub or shower in labor

This is a nice blog post on the ways to use water in a tub or shower to relieve pain during labor.

http://bit.ly/1c9oeRg

Posted in Natural Birth, Research & Articles

Shoddy reporting by NYtimes

A huge new study on home birth shows that births attended by certified midwives have just as good outcomes for babies, and fewer complications for mothers. However, the NY Times […]

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Great question from childbirth class: which essential oils are good for relaxation?

My favorite is lavender. Others include: sandalwood, rose, chamomile, and bergamot. For energizing, citrus is great.

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An inspiration to so many

The documentary The Business of Being Born has inspired so many women to try natural birth – including Evan Rachel Wood apparently!

http://dailym.ai/1e80ZFW

Posted in Natural Birth, Research & Articles

Tale of two births

An interesting look at natural vs. medical delivery from the perspective health care professional world who experienced both.

http://thehealthcareblog.com/blog/2013/04/19/a-tale-of-two-births/

Posted in Natural Birth, Research & Articles

A video tribute to Dr. Klein

A nice video tribute to Dr. Klein, the physician who helped to show that doing routine episiotomies is not a best practice.

http://www.scienceandsensibility.org/?p=6344

 

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