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Proudly Serving Midwives and Other Health Care Professionals Since 1979
Proudly Serving Midwives and Other Health Care Professionals Since 1979

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New at Cascade HealthCare Products: the Life/Form Episiotomy & Perineal Laceration Training Kit! Perfect for practicing perineal incisions and repairs on life-like models.

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Good question. "In Japan where co-sleeping and breastfeeding (in the absence of maternal smoking) is the cultural norm, rates of the sudden infant death syndrome are the lowest in the world."

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A new review of research on prenatal multivitamin use has found that a well-balanced diet is more effective than all but two of the vitamins pregnant women have been advised to take. "Instead of taking multivitamin and mineral supplements, pregnant women should focus on improving the overall quality of their diets, and should take just two vitamins: folic acid and vitamin D".

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"There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to giving birth — it’s as varied as each woman’s body. And as such, we have every right to do our own research, draw our own conclusions, listen to our guts, and do what we feel is right for us. But in an effort to discredit all the voices telling women how to approach birth, Klein has ironically done the opposite. She’s simply added to them, with her own opinion on the way she thinks you, me, and every woman should go about giving birth. And there’s nothing empowering about that."

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One mother's opinion on why she preferred homebirth to hospital birth. "I’ve experienced a planned hospital birth, a planned homebirth that ended with an induced hospital birth (and a month-early preemie) because of pre-eclampsia, and two homebirths. I am a big proponent of giving birth at home because of these experiences. The hospital births did not end up being horrible, and the nurses and doctors were (mostly) good people, yet after the homebirth, I can’t imagine doing it any other way."

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Beautifully written and right on point. "Right now, my motherhood looks like me, and your motherhood looks like you. And, as we face one another and welcome each wildly different woman into the fold, we’ll reflect each other’s brightest spots. I know the resulting light will shine like a beacon for our sisters that did not know we were there."

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A Childbirth Educator's in depth look at the importance of teaching parents about the role of kick counting during all semesters. "While the evidence based research is not definitive in its support of using kick counting as a means to reduce poor neonatal outcomes, it seems obvious that fetal surveillance and awareness of reduced fetal movement by the parent is important – as is the way in which they are educated to use their instinct and get to know their baby while still in the womb."

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Cervical Dilation Easel Displays are on Sale this week at Cascade Healthcare Products for Only $109! This tabletop display has hand painted 3D cervical models that look and feel real. Perfect for demonstrating cervical dilation from 1cm - 8cm with 1 cm, 2 cm, 3 cm and 4 cm models letting users feel the softening and thinning of the cervix. *Sale Ends Monday July 11, 2016, click here for details: http://ow.ly/Mt2s301Zeir
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"If you perform an episiotomy, you're more likely than not going to cause more postpartum pain and discomfort," says Friedman, who was lead author of a 2015 report, published in JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, about the variation in episiotomy rates among hospitals nationally. While the ideal rate of episiotomy is unknown, he says, it should likely be less than 10 percent."

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Exciting news for Birth Centers! Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) has released new policy guidelines for better access to Birth Center services. "The new guidance states that as of July 1, 2017, each managed care plan must include at least one birth center in their provider network. The guidance further says that states may require managed care plans to contract with more than one birth center, but that one will be the minimum acceptable to CMS."
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