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  • Childbirth Affirmations: The Power of Positive Thought

    Julie’s story is not unique. In her latest book, Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth, midwife Ina May Gaskin relates the story of a woman who said, “I just want to open up and let this baby out.” Gaskin wrote, “I had never heard a woman express the wish...

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  • Forceps and Vacuum Delivery Pose The Same Mortality Risk For Babies

    Neonatal mortality is similar after vacuum delivery and forceps delivery. Demissie and colleagues (p 24) analyzed more than 12 million deliveries in United States and New Jersey birth cohort files and found that, compared with babies delivered with...

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  • Purposely Breaking Water Doesn’t Speed Delivery

    A large review of 14 randomized controlled studies involving more than 5,000 women suggests that a common procedure in labor, intentionally breaking the water, has no effect in reducing the length of labor and no health benefit to the baby. It was...

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  • Pelvic Exercises Ease First-Time Labor

    BMJ Study Shows Kegel Exercises Can Stave Off Prolonged Labor A recent RCT in BMJ found that women who workout their pelvic muscles by doing Kegel exercises during the last few months of pregnancy have an easier time giving birth. The...

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

    Cesarean Section A troubling trend in women’s health issues is the inappropriate use of cesarean sections. This method of delivery grew significantly in recent decades, and a 1993 report in Soc Sci Med states that half of the C-sections...

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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...

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  • Bear Wisdom: Reconnecting with Mama and Papa Bear

    Childbearing, from the mysterious and miraculous ability to conceive and to give birth, on through the nourishing acts of child rearing, has suddenly become an explosive minefield of fear, insecurity and guilt. As a collective culture, we have...

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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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  • Epidurals: Facts, Implications and Alternatives

    Epidural anesthesia (EA) is the most commonly used method of pain relief during labor today. In fact, approximately 80 percent of vaginal deliveries involve EA, according to The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Epidural anesthesia is effective...

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  • Amazing Capacities & Self-Inflicted Limitations: An Interview with Joseph Chilton Pearce

    Joseph Chilton Pearce has authored many books, beginning with 1973’s The Crack in the Cosmic Egg and continuing through Magical Child, Evolution’s End, The Biology of Transcendence, and most recently with 2007’s The Death of Religion and Rebirth of...

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  • Birth

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  • Safety and Efficacy of Midwifery

    Midwifery BibliographyEvidence of the Safety and Efficacy of the Midwifery Model of Care and Midwife-Attended Home Birth as a Model for Normalcy From Recent Professional JournalsMacDorman, MF, Singh, GK, 1998. Midwifery care, social and midical risk...

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  • Protection at Birth: Rub in the Vernix

    The newborn infant is protected by an innate antimicrobial barrier: peptide antibiotics are present in the skin and vernix caseosa Peptide antibiotics are part of the surface defenses against microbial ...

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  • Epidurals May Increase Pain to Baby During Birth

    Women who receive epidurals to ease labor pains may be increasing discomfort for their newborns, according to a study published in Pediatrics. The study says that epidural's can cause fevers in mothers ...

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  • NSAIDs Linked with Birth Defects

    Along with exposure to cocaine, cigarette smoke and X-rays, exposure to over the counter (OTC) drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen or decongestants during the first trimester of pregnancy appears to significantly increase the risk of gastroschisis...

    http://icpa4kids.org/Wellness-Research/nsaids-linked-with-birth-defects.html

  • Stress Level and BP Affect Birth Weight

    The findings suggest stress and high blood pressure may affect fetal growth in a number of ways — by constricting blood flow to the uterus, for example, or through effects on hormone levels or immune system function. Thus, pregnant women with both...

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  • Birth Trauma Results in Colic

    From the abstract:   The objective of this case study is to document the effects of chiropractic on poor sleeping patterns in an infants through a difficult time in an infant's life. Many infants do not sleep...

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  • Bliss Before Birth

    The Effects of a Mother’s Thoughts and Emotions on her Unborn Child How can you best support your baby’s growth and development during your pregnancy? Do your thoughts and feelings affect him? Appearing in Issue #53. Order...

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  • Enhancing Our Babies' Innate Expression

    When my husband and I became parents, we had a strong recognition that children were intelligent, conscious beings responsive to their surrounding experiences. The world around us was waking up with what was termed the “Human Potential Movement.”...

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  • Letter From the Editor, Issue #24

    Pregnancy and birth have held a special place in my heart for many, many years. Perhaps it comes from spending so much of my life either pregnant, giving birth or bonding with our little ones. Maybe it evolved from the 30 years I’ve spent caring...

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