Category Archives: In the News

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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The Natural Cesaraean by Jentle Childbirth

I post what I see. I saw this, and found it to be an intriguing alternative to our traditional cesareans performed routinely. I particularly am intrigued by their description and execution of “a ‘natural’ approach that mimics the situation at … Continue reading

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Their Birth Plan

This is old news. But some folks have been recently been interested in this. I had found their birth plan shortly after their letter about ‘no birth plans,’ but somehow failed to follow up with their plan for patients. So, … Continue reading

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Greater Rights for TN Breastfeeding Moms: Your Action Needed

Thanks to the hard work of a few individuals and organizations, a State Bill, introduced by State Senator Mike Faulk, is set to eliminate the age restriction on the current breastfeeding bill (currently at 12 months). Here, an article by … Continue reading

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A diversion: delve into this babe’s dreams

Visit this Finnish mom and copywriter’s blog to see more of her daughter Mila’s dreams! I don’t like to divert the blog too far from birth, but Adele’s blog is too precious for this creative to ignore.

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Local Midwives get a Nod

Voice of America has a new article by Mike Osborne, featuring two of our local midwives: Mary Anne Richardson, a CPM (the article incorrectly states), and Mavis Schorn, a Nurse Midwife (the article states she is a doctor, she is … Continue reading

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NPT Reports: Child Health Crisis

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Doctors ban Labor Support for Laboring Women.

Ouch. It’s difficult to not take this letter personally. Patients of Kingsdale Gynecologic Associates (in Columbus Ohio) received a copy of this letter recently. The team at Kingsdale Gynecologic Associates is so pleased that you are expecting.  We look forward … Continue reading

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“Between the Needles and Nightfall”: a record

I live in Music City. I work as a doula. Our Nashville hospitals are within miles of famous, or infamous, Music Row. I have always been a musician, in his own right my husband is a musician. Our best friends … Continue reading

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