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New Evidence That the Baby Signals the Start of Labor

This is amazing! The exact mechanism for the onset of labor has long evaded researchers. Does labor begin because the mom’s body signals it is ready? Or does the baby […]

Posted in Research & Articles

New Research suggests we need to be talking about Postpartum Depression in Dads

About a year ago, Caroline and I were invited to meet with a number of researchers at Northwestern University focused on various aspects of mental health during pregnancy and early […]

Posted in Especially for Dads, Research & Articles

Study: Episiotomies are becoming less and less common

Episiotomy is an obstetric procedure sometimes performed during vaginal deliveries, in which a health care provider cuts the perineum to make more room for the baby’s head as it emerges. […]

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Study: How Much Newborn Weight Loss Is Normal and How Much Is Too Much?

Most newborns lose body weight in their first hours and days of life. But how much weight loss is normal and how much is too much? A new study conducted […]

Posted in Parenting, Research & Articles

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

Fascinating story about new research into the placenta

Here is the summary sent by an Ohana client: “Given the placenta’s vital role, and all that can go wrong in pregnancy, relatively little is known about the organ, but […]

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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

Exciting partnership announced

Excited to hear Childbirth Connection and NPWF will join forces. Looking forward to great things from this partnership!

Posted in Research & Articles

New study on nut allergies

A new study suggests that women who eat nuts during pregnancy are less likely to have kids with nut allergies.

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Great synopsis in Huffington Post of 8 findings about pregnancy and birth published in studies this year

Some of course just supports previous research, but interesting nonetheless. Among them: #3 Miscarriage is more common than most people know, #7 Midwifery care is linked to better outcomes, #8 […]

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