A Message About Preeclampsia to Every Mother

If your care provider is seeing a slight increase in your BP, a bit of protein in your urine, and asks you questions about headaches, swelling in your hands and face, pain under your ribs on the right, and if you’ve been seeing spots, they may tell you that you are turning preeclamptic. The Preeclampsia…

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Birthy Weekend Links

This weekend is coming up fast! What plans do you have? I have family coming in for a five-day visit, I’m on call for a midwife, and I’m trying to put together some bouquets for my sister’s upcoming wedding. In the meantime, here are a few things worth reading this weekend. Top Ten Ina May…

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April is Cesarean Awareness Month

About a third of women giving birth today do so by cesarean. (1) According the World Health Organization, the rate for cesareans to be optimally beneficial for mothers and babies is between 10-15%. (2) This issue is far from cut-and-dried, but it merits careful thought by each woman who ever wants to have children. I…

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Book Review: Cesarean Voices

I have never had a cesarean. I have several friends who have, and they all have very different stories to tell. Some were happy with their experiences, others less so. One even grieves deeply over hers, and wonders if things could have been different. I have learned that, like normal birth, each woman’s cesarean experience…

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Not Planning on a C-Section? There are still things you should know.

One in three deliveries in America are c-sections, yet few women know they’ll need one more than a week in advance. Ask your doctor these questions early in your pregnancy to increase your general c-section awareness, understand your doctor’s views on c-section, and to be prepared for an emergency. What circumstances cause you to perform…

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C-Sections & Insurance

“Obstetricians are rendering large numbers of women uninsurable by overusing this surgery,” said Pamela Udy, president of the International Caesarean Awareness Network, a group whose mission is to prevent unnecessary Caesareans.” Read the rest of the article. You might find it interesting.

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Amazing HBAC! Be inspired.

Make video montages at www.OneTrueMedia.com And…some vital information you should know if you are ever told that you need to have a cesarean for meconium staining in the amniotic fluid. “Researchers reviewed records of 199 cesareans that were done for non-reassuring fetal condition and/or meconium stained amniotic fluid in a rural hospital to evaluate the…

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