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Dates: eat them up, yum

So your midwife said to start eating dates because you are approaching your due date (and some evidence shows that they can shorten pregnancy), and you’re looking at the giant container you bought from Costco and wondering how in the world you are going to get 6-10 of those suckers down the hatch every day? …

List of labor interventions

(not an exhaustive list) Drugs or measures used to induce or augment labor such as: Misoprostol (Cytotec) Cervidil Prepidil Foley Balloon Membrane Stripping Pitocin Practices used to gather information about the mother or baby’s condition: Cervical checks Electronic fetal monitoring (both internal and external) Procedures/medication used to manage pain: Epidural, Spinal, CSE (combined spinal-epidural) Oral …

FINALLY — A Natural Birth Award

You know how when you start telling people that you are planning to give birth without pain medication, there are those special individuals who make it a point to say, “You don’t get an award for pushing your baby out without pain medication.  Why bother?”  Now, you can say, “Au contraire, mon frére!  There IS …

Birth Intentions not Birth Plans

We all know births don’t go according to plan, right?  I’d love to see a shift away from calling the birth plan a birth plan and more towards something that allows for sharing our ideas about how we want our birth to go without the “commitment” of a plan. The Problem with Birth Plans One …