All Blog Posts Tagged 'Birth' (12)

The March of Dimes Releases 2012 Premature Birth Report Card

The March of Dimes Report Card compares each state’s preterm birth rate to the March of Dimes goal of lowering the rate to 9.6 percent of all live births by 2020.  Today, March of Dimes released their latest report card, along with a video: http://youtu.be/SecBApEgNk4.

 

The U.S. preterm birth rate dropped for the fifth consecutive year in 2011 to 11.7 percent, the lowest in a decade, giving…

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Added by Rebecca H on November 19, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

How To Take Your Two Year Old To The Gyno

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So I'm finally ready to share. A few weeks ago you may have read that I had out patient surgery on Facebook and the wheels in your head probably started turning wondering what the heck is going on? Well many of you know that I have not been insured since a few weeks after my post partum check up almost 2 years ago. So this year it was vital I get insurance just because mommy has to take care of herself sometimes ya know?....… Continue

Added by Heather Jones on February 15, 2011 at 10:11am — No Comments

True Feminist Should Support Natural Birth!

I met a woman a few weeks ago who had a dramatic birthing experience. This is her first child and the birth was not the way she wanted- natural with no medical intervention. Instead, she had a typical hospital birth including drugs and timed for the doctor's convenience.  Now she is suffering severe postpartum depression because she was unaware that she had choices- even in a hospital setting. It broke my heart and made me want to instantly be her friend and sister in motherhood. I wanted to…

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Added by Granola Grizzly Mama on February 8, 2011 at 1:55am — No Comments

Scars of my Cesarean

During my second pregnancy I wrote about my first birth experience and how the previous cesarean effected me. Writing these feelings down really helped me to deal with my fears of the upcoming birth (an attempted VBAC).…


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Added by Anastasia Irvine on January 25, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

My Cesarean Prayer

When I gave birth to my first Daughter I had an emergency Cesarean. I honestly thought it  would be my final act to bring her into this world and this poem sums up the prayers I made during surgery.




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Added by Anastasia Irvine on January 20, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Creating a Positive, Empowering & Mother-Friendly Breastfeeding Community

I hate complaining about something and not offering any solutions. And while my solutions often fall somewhere between “just hold hands and love each other” and “smite them all”, I often come up with something that works.

So, with that in mind, here are my thoughts on creating a positive, empowering and mother & baby friendly breastfeeding environment. I focus on my local hospital, the IWK, and my province but the information I provide can be used by…

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Added by Shannon Hardy on November 26, 2010 at 1:09pm — No Comments

More Thoughts on Breast is Best: Guilt-led breastfeeding





As a vocal breastfeeding advocate, a sex educator and a supporter of survivors of sexual abuse during their childbearing year I have ask myself many times about the validity of “pushing” bf’ing. Yes, breastmilk is best, but if we guilt woman into breastfeeding aren’t we hurting the cause?

And what do I mean by cause? Is it a cause? If we stopped pushing Breast Is Best as if it was a winning hearts and minds military campaign…

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Added by Shannon Hardy on November 25, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

The Breast is Best Campaign in Nova Scotia- Is It Working?

I used to believe that breast is always best. I gave the stink eye to bottlefeeding moms, I towed the Breast is Best partyline.

I was wrong.

I passionately believe that breastmilk is the optimal food for your baby. That part is based on science and economics, not opinion. But is feeding your babe at the breast really best for every woman?

For me, as a sexual abuse survivor, breastfeeding was amazingly therapeutic. Breastfeeding my sons transformed my relationship with my…

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Added by Shannon Hardy on November 25, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Preparation for Birth

Pregnancy, for most women lasts from 37-42 weeks, and while that seems
like a long time, it really is not. In that time, couples/families
become very involved in preparing for the birth, and I can't help but
wonder if families prepare enough...

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Comments Welcome!

-Teva

Added by Teva Dellabalma on September 21, 2010 at 7:58pm — No Comments

5 Ways to Prepare for Natural Birth

When I became pregnant for the second time, it took visiting my local doctor once for me to decide that home birth was a must for me. And although I’d considered home birth on occasion, when I finally settled into that route for my birth, it became a life-changing endeavor for my husband and I.





Birth can be empowering. Transformative. And such a positive experience. Natural birth. Home birth. It can be all of these things and more. So, for whichever route you choose…

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Added by Jeanine Ertl on July 13, 2010 at 1:36pm — No Comments

International Cesarean Awareness Month Blog Post on My Gentle Birthing

Please read this blog post I just completed. It is so important for all of you to know and read. Your comments are always welcome, as usual. :)

-Teva Dellabalma

http://mygentlebirthing.wordpress.com

Added by Teva Dellabalma on April 12, 2010 at 8:18pm — No Comments

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