Author: Deb

08 Dec Trying to Avoid A Cesarean Birth

The World Health Organization recommends that the cesarean section rate should range between 5-10% for a healthy outcome for both mother and baby. So why is the national rate hovering over 30%, and what can be done to help lower this sky rocketing epidemic? ...

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08 Nov Eating Chocolate During Pregnancy Can Be Beneficial!

Somewhere nestled comfortably in my nausea-free second trimester I came across a couple of articles that discussed the positive effects of dark chocolate for pregnant mothers. This was a very delightful moment since I am a self proclaimed "chocoholic" and now felt rightfully justified...

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28 Oct Episiotomy or Natural Tear?

There are so many decisions to consider when approaching birth. Where should you deliver? With whom should you put your trust to give you care? Which interventions do you feel comfortable with and which ones would you like to avoid? While...

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27 Sep The Pelvic Floor, Prolapse and Pregnancy

It is quite ironic that I started this blog prior to the labor and delivery of my son, and now I am in the midst of dealing (and healing!) with pelvic floor problems postpartum. I was originally drawn to this subject matter because so many...

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