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Helping families experience a safe and positive birth
Helping families experience a safe and positive birth

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What if she had been the average first-time mother with no known risk factors, could her story have had a different ending?
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Join me in a google hangout as I review my presentation on neonatal safety with water birth:

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Postpartum Hemorrhage - Uterine Balloon Tamponade

This morning I’m reading a study about the demand for training in uterine balloon tamponade in the US.1 It caught my eye because I had conversations about uterine balloon tamponade with midwives from other countries at the ICM Congress. The idea is not…
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You wake up in the middle of the night because you are having contractions that are too strong to sleep through. Will you: Use Heat to Lessen the Pain Applying heat to a source of pain can be effective in reducing the pain for short periods of time.…
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Baby’s Growth Week 31 Over the next two weeks he will mature enough that his chances of survival if born early will be pretty good. About 30% of triplets and 10% of twins are born at this time, however most often it is best for babies to stay in the…
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Baby’s Growth Week 27 Your baby is at a point of rapid brain growth, and he still needs to mature several systems. The lungs and liver are continuing their development, and the immune system is improving. Week 28 The rapid brain growth that started last…
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Baby’s Growth Week 22 Your baby is working on developing two more senses, taste and touch. All her organ systems are in place, but the specialization and maturation of the systems is continuing. If your baby is a girl, her reproductive organs have formed…
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Baby’s Growth Week 18 Two exciting things happen around this week: your baby may be developed enough to see and to hear. Your baby uses these skills before she is born as a way to familiarize herself with the environment she will live in. Although her…
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As your baby grows, and your body changes to support the baby, you will gain weight. Some Women Have Tried… Instead of focusing on how much weight you are gaining, focus on eating well and getting adequate exercise Put all your scales in a closet and do…
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You have been experiencing contractions on and off for a couple days. Today they seem more rhythmic and have had a steady pattern for a couple hours. You are frustrated that it has taken this long for labor to start, and hope to get it moving this time.…
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