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Mamas and Babies
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Offering information and support for pregnancy, birth, and beyond.
Offering information and support for pregnancy, birth, and beyond.

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‎"Formula is being treated as a drug, and nurses who dole it out will be asked to track it. It doesn’t mean anyone will be forced to breastfeed, no registry of formula users is being compiled and no access to formula is being ended. It simply means the use of formula in hospitals will be treated as the use of any other nutritional supplement in lieu of other foods would be treated — that is to say, breastfeeding will be established as the norm, and not the other way around."

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"Starting Sept. 3, the city will keep tabs on the number of bottles that participating hospitals stock and use — the most restrictive pro-breast-milk program in the nation."

What do you think of this effort? Is restricting access to formula a good idea?

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This is one of my recent favorites. Since the majority of women give birth in the hospital, why don't we focus on improving hospital care?

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"no matter what someone tells you, these are your rights. Whether or not you can pay, or simply want to make your own choices for birth, including VBAC, it is your right. Period!

"while hospitals certainly can have a VBAC ban it is illegal, and unethical for them to enforce, especially in the case of a mother challenging the validity of their ban."

Know your rights.

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I'm flabbergasted that a company would use this sexist, demeaning advertising strategy to sell baby bottles. Ever wonder why so many women struggle to breastfeed? Here is one prime example.

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Labor Inductions fail 67% of the time, resulting in major abdominal surgery. In what other situation would this ever be acceptable?

Considering that about 50 percent of women are induced, this helps explain the astonishingly high cesarean rate!

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I really like this post. The pain has a purpose.

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Do you feel comfortable having open discussion with your Dr. or midwife? Can you bring your concerns to your prenatal visits? If not, maybe you should explore the reasons why, and find a way to better meet your needs. You'll only give birth to this baby once. Make it count.

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This sheds some light on the fight for birth rights in the Czech Republic, and even the Netherlands! The article points out that birth legislation is largely based on inaccurate scientific studies.

I firmly believe birth rights should not be a political issue.

The mama is not the only participant in birth. Babies twist, turn, and can even help push themselves through the birth canal during labor and birth. I've heard of women who actually felt their baby push their feet against the top of the uterus as they were being born. My breech baby used his hands and feet to push against my body and help get his own head out. ♥
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