Monthly Archives: June 2010

Trying to get pregnant?

I’ve decided to add a new column heading for those that are trying to achieve pregnancy. Most of these tools can also be used to avoid pregnancy. New terms for you? Welcome to the world of Fertility Awareness. We say … Continue reading

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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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Cord clamping: to delay or not?

Researchers recently published findings in the Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine that concluded that in normal birth, delayed cord clamping should be encouraged, as it amounts to “mankind’s first natural stem cell transplant.” MSNBC published an article about the … 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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Maternity Care Costs by The Unnecesarean

Interesting. The March of Dimes assessment on 2004 expenditures. After you observe the hospital costs for vaginal birth and cesarean birth, be sure to scroll down and view the research done into a midwife’s fees and an OB’s fees in … Continue reading

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A push to read ‘Pushed’

I read this volume in five days. Unheard of for a working at home mother, but somehow I squeezed the time out of each day and night to do it, neglecting many things in favor of this amazing book. Three … Continue reading

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