Author: Deb

15 Apr Where You Birth DOES Matter

As a Lamaze Childbirth Educator, I strongly subscribe to the Lamaze Approach to Birth. One of their key beliefs is: "Women's confidence and ability to give birth is either enhanced or diminished by the care provider and place of birth." I chose to...

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08 Mar To Cesarean or Not To Cesarean, That is the Question!

A few weeks ago after a morning prenatal yoga class, three students were left talking about birth options. One student was expressing her strong desire to have a VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean”) with her second child, while another, who was also on her second...

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23 Feb Are Women Making Bigger Babies?

The answer is NO, and I am actually quite surprised by this conclusion! I thought that the upward trend in adult weight gain, type 2 diabetes, and processed food consumption in this country would be accompanied by an average increase in fetal weight. However, research...

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15 Dec Medical Indications for Cesarean Sections, Fact vs Myth

Last Sunday I took a workshop with Jessie Levey, Certified Childbirth Educator (CCE) through the Childbirth Education Association of Metropolitan New York (CEA/MNY) on Cesarean Birth and Prevention. Workshops likes these always get me driven to share what I learn. I figure if some of...

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30 Nov Nutritional Preparations to Help With Labor

The other day I was reading through some blogs and came across a story about the correlation between Vitamin D deficiency and an increased risk of C-sections. The article, Vitamin D deficiency ups risk of C-section deliveries, study says, is featured in Scientific America....

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