When The Bough Breaks
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This page is here to create a place where we can talk babies and birth and all things related! I will be posting things for my doula clients and all things related to mothers and babies. Stay tuned for up to date research, handouts and discussion on various topics!
When The Bough Breaks
Midwives for Haiti
"With impressive results so far, the new programme has been so successful the results have been published in the European Journal Of Obstetrics & Gynaecology And Reproductive Biology and plans are in motion to roll it out nationally."
20 Breathtaking Birth Photos That Highlight The Strength Of Doulas
"These doulas are giving their clients the gift of judgment-free support."
Free Video Lessons on Vitamin K
Sign up here to get 3 free video lessons on Vitamin K and Eye Ointment for newborns, taught by the founder of Evidence Based Birth®!
ACOG is going in the right direction!
From doulas to movement, the group outlined ways to help curb intervention in low-risk moms.
Have you heard? There's a fantastic workshop coming in January, thanks to Strive Chiropractic. If you're pregnant and or know someone who is, don't miss this. Come get all your questions answered on how to give birth naturally and navigate the myriad of medical interventions during your pregnancy and birth! Hope to see you there!
DELIVEREDYour guide to a healthy, natural pregnancy If you are expecting a new little one or know someone who is, you will not want to miss this workshop! This workshop will help those who are expecting come to a better understanding of how "common" choices in pregnancy and birth are leading to more...
Breastfeeding can reduce maternal, child mortality in the U.S., study finds - Humanosphere
Breastfeeding, long considered solely in terms of children's health, has a much larger impact on women's health than previously thought.
"Even more troubling is that despite tremendous advances in medicine in recent decades, maternal mortality rates in the U.S. have more than doubled over the past 25 years. That trend puts the U.S. in the same category as Afghanistan, Belize and South Sudan. In fact, the U.S. is the only developed country with rising mortality rates, according to the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. Save the Children ranks the U.S. 61st in the world when it comes to maternal health —despite the fact that the U.S. spends more than every other country on Earth on health care and more on childbirth-related care than any other area of hospitalization."
WE ARE DOING SOMETHING WRONG
Women of color are often forced into making poor decisions during delivery at the hospital.
This is hysterical and so true!!!
Throwback Thursday!! Recognize your munchkin? Pic taken at Birthday Bash #1 for The Birth Circle in 2015. Come next Tuesday for Birthday bash #2 and maybe even get a goodie bag and a henna tattoo!!!! :) :)
Fabulous party tonight, thanks to all who came! Here's a pic of the littlest littles who attended. Please feel free to tag yourself!
Ya'll. I am so excited. Not only are we going to have best yard sale on June 18th in all of F/M, but we now have our very own adoption t-shirt designed and ready for purchase. Proceeds go towards bringing our little heart home from the Philippines! Please buy one for yourself and a friend and share on your page! You have until JUNE 22 to buy one!
This shirt represents the joy, faith, and trial of our adoption process. We are in the midst of adopting a child from the Philippines, who is waiting in...
Amazing! So happy I could offer this protection to my babies all so far nursed to an average of age two!
How old is your nursling?
What is the Evidence for Pushing Positions?
Do you have to lie on your back when giving birth? Why do doctors make women use stirrups during childbirth? What is the evidence for different pushing positions?
Chiropractic isn't just for adults momma's! Consider your little one!
Such great information!
This article gives you a glimpse into the potential benefits of herbs in pregnancy.
Wonderful explanation of an epidural. :)
Spinal or epidural anaesthesia are also often used during child birth. Both spinal and epidural anaesthesia involve in injecting medications near the spinal cord. This makes you numb from the level of your chest down to your feet.
excerpt: " The pregnant and laboring elephant was isolated in her own cage, and was becoming increasingly distressed and aggravated. The zoo keepers called a European zoo that had experience with elephant births. When they relayed the bizarre and dangerous behavior of the isolated laboring elephant thrashing about the Europeans were appalled. They demanded to know where the other female elephants were to help with the mother elephants delivery. Elephants need female elephant midwives to give birth calmly and safely.
The Americans immediately complied with the Europeans' instructions. As soon as they were allowed into the area with the birthing mother, the other female elephants rushed to her and began to assist her, stroking her with their trunks, calming her with their presence, and helping her to complete her labor. After the newborn elephant emerged, the midwives cleaned the baby and took care of her while the mother rested."
Elephants in the wild have midwives who surround them in a circle during their labor, protecting the pregnant mother and swaying along with the laboring elephant. The elephant midwives may care for the pregnant elephants throughout their long gestation of 21-22 months, in labor, and through infancy.…
This looks awesome!!
New Study Shows Chiropractic Care Superior To Drugs for Ear Infections in Children | Circle of...
New Study Shows Chiropractic Care Superior To Drugs for Ear Infections in Children 21375 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Many people are now turning to Chiropractic instead of traditional allopathic resources to deal with ear infections for children. But the questions begs to ask, is this form o…
LOL! Nobody's gonna' ask her not to nurse in public either!
Water births 'pose no extra risk'
Water births are controversial due to safety concerns, but research suggests they are no more risky than other types of delivery.
This isn't related to birth per say, but I've heard this before and if its true then you might want to change some things!
Even gauze pads for medical use were contaminated.
This article speaks to a highly controversial subject..........for your information gathering!
Do the benefits of male circumcision outweigh the risks? The U.S. Centers for Disease Control -- echoing the 2012 policy statement of the American Academy of Pediatrics -- have recently suggested t...
"We need to have quick, easy, 24/7 access to a skilled person that's not burdensome, that's not expensive, that's not difficult, that you don't have to drive an hour and a half to get to"
The U.S. is now one of only eight countries to have a rising maternal mortality rate. Experts blame obesity, C-sections and record-keeping for the increase.
Its a full body experience I always say!
Ever wonder whats happening in there? Check this out! What a great visual!
Incredible. "On the left you see a fully closed and thick cervix with mucus plug - prior to the onset labor. On the right you see a fully effaced and dilated cervix in labor. The image on the right also illustrates how contractions cause the upper part of the uterus (fundus) to tighten and thicken while the cervix and lower portion of the uterus stretch and relax, helping the baby pass from inside the uterus and into the birth canal for delivery".
New mothers put off bathing their newborns after birth in new trend
Delayed bathing and leaving the white, waxy coating - called vernix - on a baby for a period after birth keeps newborns warm and skin moisturized.
Heres a great article explaining what happens to your abdominal muscles sometimes in pregnancy!
One component of the six-week postpartum visit is the assessment of the re**us abdominis muscles. Separation of these muscles is normal during pregnancy as the muscles and connective tissue stretch...
For those who need a cesarean, I encourage discussions and advocacy for gentle, mother-baby friendly surgeries. It can be done! :)
The beautiful gentle cesarean birth of our third baby. We had a planned cesarean for a frank breech presentation after 4B tear. We used hynobirthing techniqu...
Welcome to the world little Thanksgiving turkey girl! :) Baby girl born last night to a very very thankful mommy and daddy! :) I got two turkey dinners and a birth! whoo hoo!
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