You Already Have the Basics My mentor used to say moms already have all they need. Arms to hold the baby, breasts to feed her and a heart to lover […]
So you’re having a baby! Whether you are ecstatic, scared, jumping for joy or all three, you need to work out when & where you will give birth. WHAT HAPPENS NOW? […]
This Monday at 10pm CST I will be talking to an expectant couple, they are due in a week or so and will be discussing their expectations for birth. We […]
If you were to ask me before I saw this video about a Natural C-Section, I would have told you that a natural c-section was an oxymoron. How could major […]
When a c-section is done for fetal distress or ‘lack of progress’ the presence of a nuchal cord is often used as the reason… “ah, look – your baby was stressed because the cord was around his neck”. The cord is unlikely to have had anything to do with the stress or ‘lack of progress’. Most likely other interventions carried our during labour led to the end scenario (eg. syntocinon). Not surprisingly fear about nuchal cords is embedded within our culture.
Compelled to explore the subject after the delivery of her first child, actress Ricki Lake recruits filmmaker Abby Epstein to question the way American women have babies.
Birth can be a vulnerable place for many new parents. Our guests today emphasise the importance of independent childbirth education. Informed choice, is the best way to advocate for your health and safety and your babies well being as well.