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10 Reasons to Choose VBAC

VBAC or vaginal birth after cesarean doesn’t need to be something to stress over. Many women are choosing to try a vaginal birth these days and the literature is very supportive of this decision. Most studies and facilities are finding that over 80% of mothers who have had a previous cesarean birth...

Evidence on Inducing Labor for going past your Due Date

What is an estimated due date, and how is it determined? What are the risks of going past your due date? Does induction increase the risk of C-section? At which point do the benefits of being electively induced outweigh the risks? Do women’s goals and preferences for their births matter? The purpose of this...

US stillbirth rates unchanged after move to discourage elective deliveries before 39 weeks

The recommendation to delay delivery of otherwise healthy infants until at least the 39th week of pregnancy does not appear to have increased stillbirths in the United States, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and other institutions. These findings contradict an...

11 Mothers Courageously Reveal The Unspoken Truth About Birth Trauma

Even though one in three women in the U.S. experience some form of birth trauma, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), it is a topic that is rarely discussed openly. Whenever a mom tries to talk about her traumautic birth experiences, she is often scolded and told “a healthy baby is all that...

Your Child Should Never Be Forced to Hug Anyone (Yes, Including a Relative) – Here Are 7 Reasons Why

Your Child Should Never Be Forced to Hug Anyone (Yes, Including a Relative) – Here Are 7 Reasons Why – KidsLoversCenter  Content Warnings: incest, rape, and sexual violence) Two of my good friends had their first baby late this past year.From the get-go, Baby was a cuddly little girl. (Or, as her two...

Top five unnecessary medical procedures for newborns

Timothy Ho, MD, from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, and colleagues identified candidate unnecessary tests and treatments in a national survey. Over three rounds of a modified Delphi process, an expert panel comprising 51 individuals representing 28 perinatal care organizations narrowed...

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