Category Archives: Healthy Pregnancy

OB common practices often based on opinion

In new study by Dr. Jason Wright and colleagues of Columbia University in New York, it is found that of 717 common OB-GYN practice recommendations from ACOG (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists), just 30% are based on top-notch research. … Continue reading

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Getting to the nitty gritty of the Cesarean Rate

The c-section rate is still on the rise, up to 34%, and Dr. John Queenan predicts the rate will soon approach 50% in his article “How to Stop the Relentless Rise in Cesarean Deliveries,” published in August in Obstetrics and … Continue reading

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Doing your kegels? Great, now stop and move on to squats.

This is relatively an old article. As in over a year, but less than two. To me, the layman, the argument makes sense. The interviewee, Katy Bowman, is a biomechanical scientist, who applies her knowledge to the human body. I … Continue reading

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What is safe during pregnancy?

And now, another informational resource for the preggers among us. The Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (let’s call them OTIS, and as if either of these titles have given you any clue as to what they do) has a wealth … Continue reading

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Midwife coverage in The Tennessean

Our local health writer writes about some of our mother-friendly options, Certified Nurse Midwives, Certified Professional Midwives, and class instructors. A neglected topic in news, Sanchez writes that “about 10 percent of births attended by midwives result in cesarean sections, … Continue reading

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Vanderbilt Pregnancy Study

Are you thinking about becoming pregnant, and checking our your options about birth, which is why you’re here? Are you less than 9 weeks pregnant or hoping to become pregnant? Join Right From the Start, a Vanderbilt research study concerned … Continue reading

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How are you protecting our earth for your progeny?

Happy Earth Day! In honor of this beautiful day, and all the meaning behind it, I post this in honor of our future children. What are you doing in the present to help protect the future? Here’s a short list … Continue reading

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Nashville’s Christian Childbirth Class: Alpha

Alpha is a faith-based comprehensive childbirth class to prepare you for the birth of your child whether it is at home, a hospital, or a birth center. Registering now! Check out the website: alphachildbirth.com.

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The truth behind the most common reason for cesareans today: a local ICAN meeting

This Monday, March 22, come to Bongo East for a very informative and well researched meeting about the biggest causes of cesareans. Any expectant mama or future expectant mama should make it a point to be here. “Does (Birth) History … Continue reading

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GBS positive? Concerned about testing GBS positive?

There are always choices, and using Hibiclens instead of routine antibiotics during labor is proven as effective as antibiotic use. Here is the regimen that US midwives use, patterned after European nations Hibiclens standard. Hibiclens is available over-the-counter. You can … Continue reading

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