Finding The Right Midwife For Your Home Birth

CHOOSING YOUR MIDWIFE: INTERVIEW QUESTIONS · What is your birth philosophy? · What is your training? Are you certified? If yes, with whom and why? If no, why not?· Are you licensed in the state of _____?· What is your scope of practice? · When would you find it necessary to go outside your scope…

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Cesarean Rate Hits a New High – 31.1%

Below is the current ICAN press release (http://www.ican-online.org/) in response to the CDC report released today regarding 2006 childbirth data (http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr56/nvsr56_07.pdf ). The latest Colorado numbers (2006) are showing a 25.3% cesarean rate an increase of 2.8% since 2005. Though this is clearly lower than the national average, Colorado is still nearly double the reasonable…

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Cesarean Avoidance – Tips For Every Woman

Yes you DO want to avoid a cesarean whenever possible. Cesarean is MAJOR surgery. It is not just another way to give birth. Both women and babies are well designed to give birth often never needing intervention of any type. Cesarean can be a life-saving technique and used well for some serious medical conditions, including…

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Sisterhood of the scar – many years post cesarean

Sisterhood of the Scar Seems a long distance the ivory tower to the ground. The surprise in finding the thorny bushes with burrs that dig deep and puncture again at will? Well meaning onlookers say “Well a hundred years ago you both would have died?” And the farce begins. Stuff it down because it is…

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Visuals that make one go…………….

Ah the joys of video and the web…. http://youtube.com/watch?v=roFVkDV45MM Question CPDhttp://youtube.com/watch?v=2dRF4RtdJdo 1 in 3http://youtube.com/watch?v=lfoR0fAUD34 Becky’s Birthhttp://youtube.com/watch?v=Am0aykTPL2M&feature=related My Unnecesareanhttp://youtube.com/watch?v=aQd0hPHWOlQ&feature=related My HBA2Chttp://youtube.com/watch?v=3lYAKu8k_T0&feature=related A Birth Storyhttp://www.onetruemedia.com/otm_site/view_shared?p=2a4e81fbf0f66accb8afce HBA3C These are REAL women and families. This is a very real way our current birth climate takes a toll every minute, every hour, every day, every week, the ripple has become…

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Language, birth practices and political correctness.

These days political correctness seems to rule the world (at least the United States). We have become so easily offended that we often miss the truth and follow parcels of truth weighted down by vast untruth for someone else to gain from in some way, not for the health and safety of our bodies or…

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