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Fear-Mongering Among New Mothers Is A Profitable Business

It’s no secret that maternity care in the U.S. is under a lot of scrutiny. We continue to have the costliest maternity care in the world, yet despite all that spending, we still have one of thehighest maternal mortality rates amongst industrialized nations. And that rate continues to rise. With just these...

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...

The Displaced Uterus: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Barbara Loomis has a heartfelt enthusiasm for teaching people how to care for their reproductive and digestive organs through manual and movement therapies. She has dual certifications in abdominal therapy and is a practitioner of Visceral Manipulation™ as well as a Restorative Exercise Specialist™. In this...

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...

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