Issue 042 - Natural Birthing: Be Involved!
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Table of Contents
- What a Success!
- Calling All Midwives!
- News to Use: Natural Birthing Updates
- Videos and Interviews of Interest
What a Success!
The first "Freedom for Family Wellness" in Philadelphia: May 8, 9, 10, 11, 2008 was a huge success!
Parents and practitioners celebrated family wellness with outstanding presenters representing key perspectives for vitalism: Mind-body, neuro-science, epigenetics, midwifery, informed health care choice and holistic family care. We are already planning next years event, so stay tuned for our "save the date" announcement.
Read more here: www.familywellnessfirst.org/about.html
View photos of the weekend here: www.familywellnessfirst.org
Order CDs of the weekend here: www.familywellnessfirst.org/cd_orders.html
Calling All Midwives!
The ICPA is co-sponsoring a survey study for all midwives!
The purpose of the survey is to collect information about the understanding an relationship of midwifery and chiropractic. If you are a midwife, please take the 3 minutes to fill out this survey. if you know any midwives, please forward them this survey so they can participate. Thanks!!
Access the survey here: www.icpa4kids.com/machform/view.php?id=1
News to Use: Natural Birthing Updates
- Excerpts from "Reducing maternal mortality both at home and abroad":
-The US ranks 41st among 171 countries in the latest UN list ranking maternal mortality;
-The US maternal mortality ratio is now 11 deaths per 100,000 live births, one of the highest rates among industrialized nations;
-The US maternal deaths have remained roughly stable since 1982 and have not declined significantly since then.
Voice your Opinion:
Childbirth Connection (CC) and the National Partnership for Women and Families (NPWF) are jointly issuing this time-sensitive alert to update readers on important national maternity care quality issues and the opportunity for public comment. read more here: www.childbirthconnection.org/article.asp?ck=10565
Rise in preemies:
C-sections may be behind rise of preemie births. Premature births of U.S. babies have been climbing since the mid-1990s and the increase is being driven by C-section deliveries: www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24863702/from/ET, Or is it the increased use of Ultrasound? Preterm labor more than doubled in ultrasounded women. (Lorenz et al., 1990); Midwifery Today
Birthing women win legal decision in PA:
A heated PA case comes to a successful close: www.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/20080524
Midwifery Today Recommends a New Book:
“Survivor Moms: Women’s Stories of Birthing, Mothering and Healing after Sexual Abuse?” I think it is an important work for all health practitioners so we can collectively help these women heal. For more information: www.midwiferytoday.com/books/survivormoms_PR.asp
6. Read more about Natural Birthing Here: www.icpa4kids.org/research/pregnancy/natural.htm
Videos and Interviews of Interest
This is a wonderful video of natural births of twins and triplets (unassisted, midwife, and hospital all included): www.youtube.com/watch?v=7E-wULAaD50
Sent out by the Association For Pre- & Perinatal Psychology and Health is this informative pod cast: on prenatal and child development: www.seedsofcompassion.net
Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA) has this interview on the Webster technique with a long time ICPA member, Karen Ferguson D.C., F.I.C.P.A.: www.cappa.net/audio. Click on Episode 3: Chiropractic Care.
Many, many blessings,
Jeanne Ohm, DC
ICPA, Executive Coordinator
HPA, Executive Secretary
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