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There is a global c-section epidemic. Both mothers and babies are suffering trauma and health risks. New research is emerging indicating that the health of society at large is being compromised as a result. While the reasons for the epidemic are varied and complex, awareness is growing (thanks in large…

Fetal Monitoring - Is it Really Safer?

Friday, 31 January 2014 10:06
Beep. Beep. Beep. You are in labor, lying in bed attached to an electronic fetal heart monitor (EFM). A medical professional enters the room and immediately walks over to this machine, and with no eye contact he or she unfolds the long strands of paper to read a foreign language…
I had my first pre-natal intake with my new doctors office after our move down to South Georgia on June 9, 2010. I was in the middle of my 36th week of pregnancy and things had been going pretty well. Or so I thought. The nurse did a blood pressure…
When it comes to birth, there are so many options and so many questions to think about it is enough to make any mother's head spin. Should I consent to cervical checks? My provider is talking induction, is that a good choice for me? While every mother has the right…
If you opt to do a hospital birth, you will most likely be faced with the choice to either consent or deny the placement of an intravenous catheter (IV). The IV is sometimes not attached to any tubing or fluid. This is called a saline lock, or hep lock. It…

The Truth of Cesareans

Friday, 27 April 2012 11:17
Cesarean Sections, also known as a c-section, is the surgical removal of the baby directly from the uterus.  While many women now elect to skip labor altogether (and their practitioners usually oblige,) others are determined to avoid a c-section at all costs. C-Sections are major abdominal surgery despite the short…
Planning a hospital birth can be a daunting task, especially when you are a first time mom. Even for moms who already have children, the planning and preparation mentally, physically, and logistically can be an overwhelming experience. If you are planning on having a hospital birth there are many procedures…

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