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Childbirth

Some Causes of Womb & Birth Trauma

About Womb Trauma Please don’t feel bad if you read the list below and see some experiences that happened to you during your pregnancy. There are many mitigating factors when it comes to assessing the extent to which stress, trauma, or an event has affected you and your family. Pregnant parents are often going through …

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Information About Cesarean Section & A Healthier Model for Birthing

Cesarean section (c-section) is major abdominal surgery used to delivery a baby. It’s not always traumatic but just because it is major surgery and often unplanned, birthing moms are usually unprepared for it in addition to giving birth. It can be quite shocking, and take you some time and support to integrate and recover. When …

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Recovering from a Cesarean Section

Recovering Emotionally: It is hard when you have been through a long or difficult birth ending in a c-section, and you may even be feeling traumatized by it, and then you are expected to ‘get on with it’ after a short time. Many women end up reeling through their days still in shock, functioning over …

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How Prepare for a Cesarean Section

I want to give you some great ways that you can be prepared for any kind of c-section. I advocate strongly for mom’s to practice Prenatal Attachment parenting because if you have a strong connection with your baby by the time you get to your birthing, you have a good chance of having an empowering …

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Understanding “Failure To Progress” and How it Can Lead to a Cesarean Section

If you are choosing a hospital birth it will help you to avoid a cesarean section (c-section) if you understand what Failure To Progress (FTP) means, and how it leads to c-section. What is Causing Failure To Progress? FTP has been created by medical doctor’s, so what does it mean? The medical profession, long ago, …

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PITOCIN – A COMMONLY USED DRUG IN CHILDBIRTH – WHAT’S WRONG WITH IT?

I found the following important article about the damaging affects of pitocin, a drug routinely used by obstetricians in hospital birthing for inductions and augmentation of labor (speeding it up). Pitocin is specifically only approved by the FDA when medically indicated. I have added an important note at the end of the article about the …

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Mom fires OB during birth when threatened with a cesarean!

I found this piece on the Hypnobabies Blog/Hypnosis for Childbirth http://hypnobabies.wordpress.com/2010/06/01/mom-fires-ob-during-birth-when-threatened-with-a-cesarean/ June 1, 2010 I LOVE this birth story, because it shows how moms can be so powerful during their births!   Mom was induced at 42 weeks, but insisted that the pitocin was turned up slowly and refused to have her water broken.

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Induction of Labor and How it Can Affect Your Baby

Induction is when your doctor starts your labor for you, instead of waiting for it to happen naturally when your baby is ready. It is becoming standard practice for obstetricians to induce labor. There is no good medical reason for, or research supporting, this procedure which is being carried out so widely. It is obviously …

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Marsden Wagner, M.D., M.S. on Maternal Mortality & Cesarean Section in the U.S.A.

Dr Marsden Wagner, M.D., M.S. of the World Health Organization presented shocking information about Cesarean Section birthing and its affect on maternal mortality rates, at the 2009 Assoc. for Pre and Perinatal Psychology & Health conference.  He says that the totally unnecessary levels of cesarean section births being carried out in the U.S.A. are contributing …

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