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  • FWF - 003 - C-Sections

    Family Wellness First The E-newsletter for Parents to make Informed Health Care Choices Issue 3: C-Sections Elective C-Sections: the Cutting Edge of Modern Maternity Care The problem:The alarming rise in the c-section rate internationally has been...


  • For Expectant Women, It’s Not Too Much To Ask

    When I talk to women about the relatively recent history of childbirth—mothers strapped to hospital beds, doctors not washing their hands between vaginal exams and performing caesareans without anesthesia—their typical response is that we’re lucky to...


  • Safety of Alternative Approaches to Child Birth

    "Under no circumstances do the California data for 1989 and 1990 allow the obstetric profession to uphold the claim that for the large majority of low-risk women hospital birth is "safer" with respect to...


  • Natural Labor, Natural Birth

    There are natural non-invasive methods to manage pain in labor. The Bonapace Program offers a vialble program and has the substantiating research to support it. Accupressure in labor is another natural way...


  • Fetal Monitoring and Predictions by Clinicians: Observations During a Randomized Clinical Trial in Very Low Birth Weight Infants

    Predictions about perinatal outcome in very low birth weight infants were studied in a randomized clinical trial of electronic fetal monitoring and periodic auscultation to assess the effect of...


  • Emotional Stress in Pregnancy May Cause Birth Defects

    We know that stress alters body physiology and hence no reason this is not transmitted to the foetus via the placenta..... Pregnancy stress 'causes defects' BBC News Friday, 8 September, 2000


  • Hospital Setting for Birth and Use of Medical Procedures in Low-Risk Women

    This study examined the use of selected medical procedures in low-risk women during childbirth. Data from the 1980 National Natality Survey merged with an American Hospital Association annual...


  • Significance of Birth Trauma Damage to the Vertebral Artery in Sudden Infant Death

    Damage to the cervical spine is fairly common in a series of stillbirths and neonatal deaths.Saternus KS, Hebold K, Beitr Gerichtl Med. 1986;44:569-71


  • Cigarette Smoke Linked to Damage Before Birth

    Sudden infant death syndrome has been related to both exposure to prenatal cigarette smoke and impaired arousability from sleep. Researchers in the Journal of Pediatrics found newborns and infants born to smoking mothers had higher sleep arousal...


  • Elective C-Sections: the Cutting Edge of Modern Maternity Care

    The problem: The alarming rise in the c-section rate internationally has been receiving much press. From the obstetric point of view, c-sections are managed easier than a natural vaginal...


  • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) Success Story

    The video on this link is inspirational and motivating for mothers who are attempting a VBAC. Sent over by the International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN), this clip give mothers hope and courage to take charge of...


  • Seasonal Variation of Birth Month and Breastfeeding in Children with Diabetes Mellitus

    Objective:   As breastfeeding is suggested to protect against diabetes mellitus we decided to investigate whether the seasonal variation of month of birth of diabetic children, with more diabetes in children born in summer, can be explained to some...


  • Midwifery and Chiropractic: Bonding for Life

    In my professional experience as a chiropractor I have had the opportunity to work with many midwives. I have come to learn that there are many similarities in the approach to healthcare between midwives and chiropractors. Both ...


  • Midwives

    As I attend and present at midwifery and birthing conferences on behalf of the ICPA, I am constantly reminded that midwives and doulas are aligned with chiropractors in numerous ways. Some of the common bonds we share are: Knowledge of and...


  • Cesarean Section

    One striking example of the overuse of technology in childbirth is delivery by cesarean section. In 1993, 22.8 percent of live births in the United States were by cesarean section. In teaching hospitals, the rate is now closer to 25 percent. In some...


  • Eyes Wide Open: Are Informed Mothers and Autonomous Childbirth the Answer to Our Modern Obstetric Dilemmas?

    The mosquitoes weren’t as bad that year. I was thankful. Typically, through the summer, they were so thick in our part of the city that it was hard to be in our yard. My quilt was spread out under the pawpaw tree, and tailor-sitting in that shade, I...


  • FWF - 043 - Constitutional Rights Threatened?

    Issue 043 - Constitutional Rights Threatened?  If you cannot read this newsletter, please visit: www.icpa4kids.org/wellness/0043.html to access it Table of ContentsNews to UseCalling All Midwives!Pathways Issue #18 Hot off the Press!New!...


  • ACOG’s Place-of-Birth Policies Limits Women’s Choices Without Justification and Contrary to the Evidence

    In October 2006, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) released a Statement of Policy on “Out-of-Hospital Births in the United States.” Following feedback from ACOG members and from Childbirth Connection and many other...


  • Does Your Doctor Know Squat? An Interview With “Birth Guru” Henci Goer

    Why do OB/GYNs have women labor in beds when squatting is the better way to birth? More importantly, does your OB/GYN, in particular, know the researchbased facts regarding obstetrics in America? Or, is your OB/GYN perpetuating the myths that keep...


  • Women’s Health Risks Associated with Orthodox Medicine - Part I

    During the past century, a medical establishment has evolved that has positioned itself as the exclusive provider of so-called scientific, evidence based therapies. For the first 70 years of the 20th century, little effort was made to challenge the...


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