Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Cervical Scar Tissue...A big issue that needs to be talked about!

"Have you ever had ANY procedure done to your cervix?" This is a question that every pregnant woman needs to be asked by her OB or Midwife. It should also be covered in a prenatal visit by the doula. Having scar tissue build up on your cervix can prevent your cervix from dilating even though you may feel or display transition type contractions. Click on the title to read some true-life stories!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Don't Clamp or Cut Too Soon...Watch the video!

Dr. Stuart Fischbein shares his thoughts on delayed cord clamping. There is more information on this in an article in TIME magazine. A study was done on a group of newborns where 50% of the infants (21 out of 41) who had the umbilical cord clamped/cut before they took their second breath showed moderate to severe signs of respiratory distress. Of the remaining infants whose cords had been clamped and cut sometime after the second breath was taken, only six suffered the same symptoms! Here is a link to the article: http://http//www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,830142,00.html

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Using Doulas for Birth Care by Penny Simkin

Penny Simkin wonderfully explains in this video the important role of a doula...She's been in the birth industry for 41 years!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Are Cervical Checks Necessary?

You might have some different thoughts about it after reading the article.

Blessing in Disguise!

This is the most beautiful birth story I have EVER read! WARNING: Go get the kleenex before you even begin to read a word! When you're ready...just click on the title above.