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At TBS, we work hard to bring our community the broadest range of informative articles possible. We strive to get as much information as possible in all areas of conceiving, pregnancy, birth, postpartum and childhood. We keep an ongoing list of articles that are not available on our website, including topics we come across, ideas moms have asked about and ones that are new areas.

This list is always evolving as we interact with more mamas and see a need to add more. We are also not limited to this list, if you are interested in writing on any topic, please let us know by filling our our form.

 

Here is a list of topics we want to add to our articles:

 

Pregnancy

  • Dietary effects of the mother's diet during pregnancy (ex: vegans, no dairy)
  • Natural treatments of depression during and after pregnancy
  • Prenatal testing - list of tests, purposes, ability to opt in or out, benefits, risks
  • How to nurse through pregnancy
  • Tips and Resources to finding a Doula in your area
  • Tips and Resources to finding a Midwife in your area
  • Prenatal yoga, acupuncture and massage
  • Natural pain/sickness medication and options while pregnant
  • What is healthy weight gain during pregnancy
  • How to change care providers at any stage of pregnancy
  • Differences between, risks, benefits and affects of Folate vs Folic Acid
  • How to chose prenatal vitamins
  • How to manage back pain while pregnant
  • Learning self-forgiveness while pregnant - we can't be super woman anymore! :)
  • Managing exhaustion in all trimesters
  • Prenatal symptoms during each trimester
  • Signs you are pregnant
  • Maternity clothing options - all seasons
  • Regulation on midwives - from local, country or global perspective
  • What does a prenatal Doula do?
  • Effects of antibiotics on babies and mothers during pregnancy, birth and while breastfeeding
  • How to engage partners in the pregnancy process
  • Favorite books to read about birthing, labour and parenting
  • Effects of fish and liver while pregnant - Vitamin A intake
  • Doppler risks on babies and other sound vibrations
  • Sexuality while pregnant (lack and surplus)
  • Effects of ultrasounds on the baby (ex: 3D versions)
  • Baby fused labia causes
  • Teen pregnancy
  • Exercise during pregnancy
  • Celebrities on homebirth, natural birth, breastfeeding
  • Phthalate exposure during pregnancy can lead to insufficient glandular tissue in these babies making breastfeeding impossible or near impossible.
  • 4th trimester - what is it? How important it is to carry baby for full-term.
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Birth

  • HVACs (the medical and personal side of it)
  • VBACs (the medical and personal side of it)
  • Methods of labour induction - natural and unnatural
  • Effects of McDonaldization of birth  
  • What are the c-section rates in each country, state or province?
  • What are the costs of VBAC, c-section, natural vaginal birth, home births?
  • List of each medical birth intervention with the associated reasons, uses, risks and side effects
  • Homebirth rights - locally, provincially, nationally and globally
  • Effects of circumcision - options, challenges, drawbacks, perspectives
  • How long to keep the cord attached and pulsing
  • Effects of yoga, acupuncture and massage during birth
  • Effects of delayed clamping
  • Music to give birth to
  • Episiotomy - what is it? What is it done?
  • Breech births - can they be done at home? are we losing the ability to do the vaginally?
  • Breech births - malpractice insurance denial for delivering them
  • Newborn health procedures (homebirth, birthing center and hospital)
  • Tips for a birthing partner (what do you wish your partner knew)
  • Medication used during birth
  • Pressure points to help with labour
  • Oils that can help with labour
  • Usages and dangers of forceps when used and when not necessary
  • Usages and dangers of vacuum when used and when not necessary
  • Bed rest and how to cope
  • Hypertension while in labour
  • Hemorrhaging during labour - causes and treatments
  • How getting an epidural before active labour doubles risk of cesarean. - http://www.scienceandsensibility.org/?tag=epidurals
  • Ultrasounds: history, how it works, effectiveness at predicting fetal weight, amniotic fluid levels and gestation. Are ultrasounds, dopplers and 3D ultrasounds safe? There are no long term studies done on them...that we know of. This can be broken down into many articles, tackle what you feel comfortable with, we do realize this may be a difficult topic to find accurate information on. http://www.facebook.com/notes/doppler-danger/before-you-shoot-soundwaves-at-a-baby1/421151867561
  • HPV & cervical procedures creating cervical scar tissue inhibiting dilation during labour. http://beautifulbirths.blogspot.com/2010/02/cervical-scar-tissue.html
  • Sexual abuse and how it’s impacts a woman’s breastfeeding and birthing journeys: this can be one or two articles. http://www.llli.org/ba/may98.html http://breastfeeding.blog.motherwear.com/2009/03/podcast-early-sexual-abuse-and-breastfeeding-with-penny-simkin.html
  • Age and Interventions used birthing in the hospital. http://m.heraldsun.com.au/news/inductions-the-facts/story-fnc511u1-1226315327326?sv=a2087ad8132b40d40b148bc51dbee6d9
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Postpartum    

  • Common challenges of breastfeeding and how to overcome them
  • Natural pain medications/options while breastfeeding
  • How to mother the mother after birth
  • How to be a good postpartum visitor
  • How to be a good postpartum partner
  • How long does it take to heal from an episiotomy?
  • Tandem nursing - tips, benefits, management
  • Effects of breastfeeding as birth control
  • Tips for healing after an episiotomy 
  • How long does it take to heal from an cesarean?
  • What is a Moon Cup? How does it work?
  • Effects of the placenta on PPD and other benefits
  • Tips to healing from a cesarean
  • Dietary effects of the mother's diet during breastfeeding (ex: vegans, no dairy)
  • Pacifiers - pros, cons, issues, dependencies
  • Cloth diapers - tips, benefits, challenges
  • Autism in children - causes, effects, latest research
  • SIDS - causes, prevention and coping
  • Flat head and cradle cap in infants - causes, effect and prevention
  • Postpartum exercises
  • How to Treat Mastitis
  • How to engage partners with the new baby
  • Healing perenieal scar tissue after birth (ex: vitamin E, acupuncture, body talk)
  • Postpartum OCD
  • Reviews on baby gear - strollers, carriers, pacifiers, diapers, clothing, etc.
  • Baby-led weaning - how to do it, challenges and tips
  • Elimination communication
  • Effects and tips for using disposable diapers
  • Vaccines - options, benefits, drawbacks, latest research
  • How to lose the baby weight in a healthy manner
  • Bodily changes during postpartum
  • How long does it take the vagina to heal after birth
  • When are you ready for sex after birth?
  • How long does it take to fully heal after birth?
  • Does breastfeeding and having babies reduce ovarian cancer?
  • Causes of ADHD, and learning disabilities
  • Allergies in babies
  • Causes and treatment of asthma for babies and moms
  • Helping siblings adjust to new baby (jealousy, etc)
  • What does a postpartum Doula do?
  • Recipes for postpartum care
  • How to naturally manage PPD
  • Tips to manage the first few weeks after birth
  • How to manage isolation after birth
  • Effects of the placenta on PPD and other benefits
  • Swaddling
  • Bottle mouth
  • Infant sleepwear and fire regulations (fire retardant versus tight fitting)
  • Infant footwear- No shoes, soft soles, hard soles
  • Breastfeeding moms' brains respond differently in the first few weeks of baby's life.http://www.lllc.ca/crying-and-breastfeeding
  • Surrogacy http://www.reproductivepossibilities.com
  • hildren misbehaving http://www.awareparenting.com/misbehav.htm
  • Clubfoot in your baby & how to manage the condition. The pros & cons to surgery.
  • Elimination communication
  • Foreskin - purpose, usage, pros and cons
  • What to do if you suspect sexual abuse in your neighbourhood?
  • Circumcision affects on sex
  • How to wean your child from breastfeeding

Childhood/Parenting

  • Ridding your home of harmful chemicals for personal hygiene and cleaning
  • No pooing: no shampooing and how to do it
  • The harmful affects of fluoride and how to minimize exposure: fluoride dental treatments, toothpaste, formula preparation and drinking water.
  • Harmful affects of microwaving: baby food, breast milk and baby formula in particular. Rids food of all nutritional value
  • Homeschooling
  • No shampooing
  • Effects of pesticides during pregnancy, our bodies and childhood development
  • Healthy family meal planning
  • Evolution of allergies - causes, prevention and remedies (natural and otherwise)
  • How to prepare your child when you return to work
  • Choosing a childcare provider
  • Breastfeeding and returning to work
  • How to find me time
  • Quality family time on a budget
  • Healthy childhood weight gain
  • How to keep kids active
  • Technology and childhood development
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