Childhood Trauma Leads to Brains Wired for Fear

Negative childhood experiences can set our brains to constantly feel danger and fear says psychiatrist and traumatic stress expert Bessel van der Kolk. He’s the author of the recently published book, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma. A recent report by the...

Doctors Urge Patience, And Longer Labor, To Reduce C-Sections

ABOUT TIME !!! Women with low-risk pregnancies should be allowed to spend more time in labor, to reduce the risk of having an unnecessary C-section, the nation’s obstetricians say. The new guidelines on reducing cesarean deliveries are aimed at first-time mothers, according to the American College of...

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...

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...

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