Author: Deb

10 Mar The War Against VBACs

Over the last week or so, many childbirth education blogs and articles have focused on Pamela Paul's latest article in TIME magazine, The Trouble With Repeat Cesareans. It is so wonderful that this important subject is receiving some attention. Paul, who happens to be...

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23 Feb The Doctor, The Midwife, The Nurse and The Doula

I wanted to share some questions with you that I am asked on a regular basis: "What is the difference between a midwife and a doula? "; "Does my doctor work with my midwife?"; "Why would I choose a midwife over a doctor?"; "Isn't the...

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07 Feb How Much Is Too Much Weight To Gain When Pregnant?

Just the other day at the end of class several students were discussing their doctors' recommendations for weight gain during pregnancy - a very hot topic among the pregnant mamas! Some women were saying that their doctors are very lenient while others have stricter guidelines,...

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29 Jan Early C-Section Carries Risks, Study Finds

I just recently came across a wonderfully informative article, Early C-Section Carries Risks, Study Finds by Keith Winstein in the Wall Street Journal about a study recently conducted and published in The New England Journal of Medicine about the risks of early elective cesarean births....

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16 Jan Squatting Births

Inspired by what I saw on my bike trip through Vietnam, since returning I have been obsessed with incorporating more squatting poses into my prenatal yoga classes. I have long been fascinated by the incredible ease with which many people from other cultures (particularly...

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03 Dec New Study: Doula Care Lowers Cesarean Rate

I love when a study comes out that supports normal, healthy birth. This fall's edition of The Journal of Perinatal Education features the article "Doula Care For Middle-Class Women With Male Partners Substantially Lowers Cesarean Rates". The article describes a recent study that...

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18 Nov Choice and Safety of Home Birth: An Ongoing Discussion

There was a flurry of e-mails in my inbox earlier this week as the teacher trainees were very excitedly passing on an article from the NY Times on home birth. The article, Baby, You're Home, discusses the upward trend of home births, the practicality...

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