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  • 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...

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  • FWF - 007 - Infant Mortality

    Family Wellness First The E-newsletter for Parents to make Informed Health Care Choices Issue 7: Infant Mortality Rate Increase The U.S. is not the safest place to give birth:After years of steady progress toward improved health in the U.S., there...

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  • The Dad Factor

    Fathers make a world of difference to a child’s life—but what about at birth? While no one was looking, the very foundations of our society, our culture and our families have undergone a metamorphosis. Fathers are attending the births of their...

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  • Report Reveals Serious Problems in Maternity Care Quality and Value

    Overuse of Cesarean Section and Other Interventions Puts Women and Babies at Risk, Increases Costs New York NY – More than 31% of U.S. births are now by cesarean section although a 5% to 10% rate is best for mothers and babies. The extra cost is...

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  • Informed Consent in Childbirth: Making Rights into Reality

    Analyses of problems in U.S. maternity care often focus on medical factors and cost issues, important issues for healthcare policy. But a central factor at play in the use and misuse of medical resources is a foundational concept of healthcare law:...

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  • My Body Rocks: A Playwright, Mother and Activist Discovers Her Power

    I needed a nap. It was spring 2004, and my body felt a deep-in-the-bones exhaustion. My boys were 3 and 4 years old, I had been rising at 5 a.m. with my older son for more than four years, and I had just spent a year interviewing more than 100 women...

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  • The Due Date

    The concept of a due date is based on a gestational length established by fiat in the early 1800s. Franz Carl Naegele officially declared that pregnancy lasted 10 lunar months (10 x 28 days), counting from the first day of the last menstrual period)....

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  • Pre- and Perinatal Experiences for Health and Healing

    It has been nearly a century since pre- and perinatal psychology was introduced by Otto Rank, a student and colleague of Sigmund Freud. His slim book, The Trauma of Birth, was a gift to his mentor and friend in 1924. This birthday surprise detailed...

    http://icpa4kids.org/Wellness-Articles/pre-and-perinatal-experiences-for-health-and-healing.html

  • Why Are We Asking Doctors if Women Should Have Midwives?

    New pro-midwife guidelines have recently been issued in the United Kingdom. But in the United States, doctors are all too often the gatekeepers for women’s birth care. A few months ago, I was bumped from a national radio show. The choice of...

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  • FWF - 047 - New Year and Lots to Share

    Issue 047 - New year--Lots to Share If you cannot read this newsletter, please visit: www.icpa4kids.org/wellness/0047.html to access it Table of Contents Pregnancy Matters    o Homebirths in Jeopardy in AU    o Midwifery reborn in birth review...

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  • Pitocin: Is the Pit Bull?

    In one day's time I received two calls asking about the relationship between the administration of pitocin and neurologically compromised infants at birth and my intuitive antennas went off. Pitocin is a synthetic version of...

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  • In Honor of Midwifery

    I don’t tend to get nostalgic. Maybe it’s that I have enough not-so-nice memories of times past that I’d rather poke holes in myself with a pickle fork than go back in time. Or maybe it’s that I am perfectly happy in the present. In any case, I don’t...

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  • What to Expect from Your Doula

    Women have been giving birth since the beginning of time—but those times have now changed. Many women give birth without having witnessed the childbirth experiences of their own mothers, aunts, sisters and community members. We are now seeing that...

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  • Common Obstetrical Procedures and Their Link to Autism

    Birth today has become a technological experience where a natural process has been replaced with artificial procedures and schedules. Without the necessary vitalistic support during pregnancy, women enter the birth process with fear and are led to...

    http://icpa4kids.org/Wellness-Articles/common-obstetrical-procedures-and-their-link-to-autism.html

  • Research to Remember

    The most common risk factor for shoulder dystocia is the use of a vacuum extractor or forceps during delivery. Dystocia occurs to varying degrees in infants with a birth weight of 2500 grams (0.6% to 1.4% increased risk) and in infants weighing 4000...

    http://icpa4kids.org/Wellness-Research/research-to-remember.html

  • Obstetric Interventions: Epidural

    Epidural pain relief has major effects on the hormones of labor. It inhibits beta-endorphin production (1) and therefore also inhibits the shift in consciousness that is part of a normal labor. When an epidural is in place, the oxytocin peak that...

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

    Breastfeeding Versus Formula Feeding Nearly 20 studies conducted since the late 1980s have identified negative effects of formula feeding or positive effects of breast-feeding. In this body of research, breastfeeding emerges as a clear winner...

    http://icpa4kids.org/Wellness-Articles/womens-health-risks-associated-with-orthodox-medicine-part-ii.html

  • New Report on Evidence-Based Maternity Care

    As low birth weight and pre-term births continue their decade-long increase in the United States, dedicated health professionals are pushing back against these spiraling trends. In an effort to identify where improvements can be made, studying...

    http://icpa4kids.org/Wellness-Research/new-report-on-evidence-based-maternity-care.html

  • How Long Should a Woman Feel Comfortable Going Overdue?

    I would never put a number on how long a woman should feel comfortable going “overdue.” For one thing, errors are too easily made in recording of dates, and length of natural gestation varies widely, not only from woman to woman, but also from baby...

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  • Pregnant Women and Exercise

    Exercise for pregnant women has been a controversial issue in the past, but no longer. Research once again agrees that pregnant moms should engage in low to moderate levels of exercise every day of the week. As recently as the 1990’s, some doctors...

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