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  • Pit of Despair

    Pitocin has been described as a very useful drug that improved obstetrics and gave us options to induce labor and help women in ways we weren’t able to before. Pitocin has also been described as a seductive drug that changed obstetrics, increasing...


  • Dangers of Hospital Births: Why Birthing in a Hospital Can Cause More Problem's than it Solves

    There’s a saying that birth is as safe as life gets. There are times when birth can become dangerous for the baby or, very rarely, for the mother. This is when hospital-based maternity care really shines, and we’re able to save mothers and babies who...


  • Birth Misconceptions: Myth and Fact

    The Medicalization of Birth Myth Birth is too risky and dangerous to be allowed to occur naturally. Fact Childbirth is a highly evolved process that normally requires only the physical good health of the mother, adequate emotional support and...


  • Seeking a Balance

    The Biomedical and Systems Approaches to Labor and Birth “My pregnancy was normal and I went to the hospital to give birth. They kept offering me pain relief, and I ended up with an epidural and complications that led to a cesarean that separated me...


  • All Berberine-Containing Herbs Should be Avoided During Pregnancy

    Berberine-containing herbs have long been used for their antibiotic action and toning effects on the respiratory tract. Barberry (Berberis vulgaris), goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis) and Oregon grape (Berberis aquifolium) all contain...


  • Taking Charge of Giving Birth

    A commitment to natural delivery in a birth center, without doctors or pain relief of any kind on the premises, was the farthest notion from my mind the summer I learned I was pregnant. Like many other newly expecting women, I reluctantly envisioned...


  • For Many Pregnant Moms, Webster Technique is the Key to a Safer Birth

    As a mom navigating her way through a high-risk pregnancy, news of one more complication just leaves you with more questions and concerns. When the news is that your baby is not in the head down (or vertex) position, your questions go something like...


  • Early Clamping Has Been Linked With an Extra Risk of Anemia in Infancy

    Grajeda R, Perez-Escamilla R, Dewey KG   Delayed clamping of the umbilical cord improves hematologic status of Guatemalan infants at 2 months of age   Am J Clin Nutr 1997 (Feb);   65 (2):   425-431 Premature...


  • Sing the Babies Earthside

    On one silent night in Indonesia, midwives greet each newborn with song. It’s 3:33 a.m. at the Bumi Sehat (Healthy Mother Earth Foundation) birth center in the village of Nyuh Kuning, just south of the Monkey Forest, in Bali, Indonesia. There is a...


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