Advice to Expectant Mothers from a Labor and Delivery Nurse

Advice to Expectant Mothers from a Labor and Delivery Nurse By Carrie Halsey “Taking a prenatal class is an excellent way to prepare for childbirth. I personally recommend the Hypnobabies course, but there are many other programs available.” Hypnobabies® – Natural Childbirth at its best! Join our Hypnobabies Community and receive 10% off of all …

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Evidence-based Birth

Evidence-based Birth By Maureen Whitman Have you ever felt that some of the restrictions that were in place during the birth of your child did not work in your favor? Did you ever wonder if they had truly been essential? Was that cesarean section medically necessary or planned to fit someone else’s schedule? Are you currently …

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Why Are We Asking Doctors if Women Should Have Midwives?

Why Are We Asking Doctors if Women Should Have Midwives? By Cristen Pascucci “Shouldn’t women decide if women have midwives?” Hypnobabies® – Natural Childbirth at its best! Join our Hypnobabies Community and receive 10% off of all Hypnobabies products! “Things are better than they were, but nowhere near where they should be.  Today, the American …

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Alcohol and Breastfeeding

Alcohol and Breastfeeding By Anna Burbidge – Le Leche League GB With all the holiday festivities in full swing we thought you breastfeeding moms might find this information helpful. “Reasonable alcohol intake should not be discouraged at all. As is the case with most drugs, very little alcohol comes out in the milk. The mother can …

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What is the Evidence for Inducing Labor if Your Water Breaks at Term?

What is the Evidence for Inducing Labor if Your Water Breaks at Term? By Alicia A. Breakey, MA, PhD Candidate, Angela Reidner, MS, CNM, and Rebecca Dekker, PhD, RN, APRN Another amazing article from Evidence Based Birth! “Many people are under the impression that once a woman’s water breaks, she only has 24 hours to give …

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The Natural Caesarean: A Woman-Centred Technique

The Natural Caesarean: A Woman-Centred Technique By Smith J, Plaat F, Fisk N. BJOG 2008;115:1037–1042. Maybe someday this will be how all C-secctions are performed! Hypnobabies® – Natural Childbirth at its best! Join our Hypnobabies Community and receive 10% off of all Hypnobabies products! “Although much effort has gone into promoting early skin-to-skin contact and …

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Twelve Signs You Can Trust Your Prenatal Care

Twelve Signs You Can Trust Your Prenatal Care By Cristen Pascucci How do you know you’re getting good care? In the U.S., there is a vast range of maternity care practices. Improving Birth is talking about what good care looks and they have put together a list of some signs you can trust the care …

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Establishing Your Milk Supply

Establishing Your Milk Supply By La Leche League Canada “Milk is produced almost continuously: the more often the baby nurses, the more milk there will be.” Hypnobabies® – Natural Childbirth at its best! Join our Hypnobabies Community and receive 10% off of all Hypnobabies products! The delivery of the placenta tells the body to start …

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Magic Umbilical Cords

Magic Umbilical Cords By Stephanie Soderblom “Aaahhhh….that umbilical cord. That magical connection that grows life. It filters, it provides, it knows when to start and it knows when baby no longer needs it.” Hypnobabies® – Natural Childbirth at its best! Join our Hypnobabies Community and receive 10% off of all Hypnobabies products! Umbilical cords have …

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Twin Birth Study Finds No Benefits To Planned C-Section

Twin Birth Study Finds No Benefits To Planned C-Section By Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine This randomized study The Twin Birth Study: a multicenter RCT of planned cesarean section and planned vaginal birth for twin pregnancies 320 to 386/7 weeks, should help women understand that a planned vaginal birth is as safe as a planned cesarean …

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