Author: Deb

I am often asked about the usefulness of perineal massage for expectant mothers. To be completely honest, I haven't heard much feedback about it either way. I decided to investigate the question a bit more and see if there was any hard data on...

Many women think that the abdominal region is off limits during pregnancy, when in fact it is even more important to maintain strength and stability in the core to help support the exaggerated curves of the spine and the weight of the growing fetus. ...

Take a moment to read this article about External Fetal Monitoring from yesterday's New York Times. It has become a real issue and a routine practice in so many hospitals. July 7, 2009 New York Times By JANE E. BRODY Electronic fetal monitoring during labor and...

I just received my copy of New York Magazine yesterday and noticed that it was the "Best Doctors" issue. I eagerly opened it to see if I knew any of the featured doctors, since I have worked with quite a few over the past...

I love when childbirth related articles fall into mainstream media. The Sunday, LA Times published an article, "Childbirth: Can the U.S. improve?". It highlights some of the biggest issues facing expectant parents now a days; high cesarean and induction rates, the growing strain...

I was really struck by a quote from Diana Korte and Roberta Scaer, authors of A Good Birth, A Safe Birth, who said: "If you don't know your options, you don't have any." From what I have encountered in my years of teaching, many women...