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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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How In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Can Affect Your Child

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) children are some of the most wanted children on the planet. Anyone who has gone through IVF to have a child is a courageous and determined person. IVF gives many couples a chance to have their dream of parenthood come true, and it is a miracle that medical science has found a way to make this happen. Medical procedures often focus on the biological level only, and the emotional/psychological/spiritual aspects of the experience can be neglected. Conception is a powerful and sacred moment, and pregnancy is the cauldron for our life’s deepest, core templates, also influencing our brain and neurological wiring. In my work with IVF families, I attempt to bring the sacred and the practical back together, providing a balanced, integrated approach.

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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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THE PREGNANT PATIENT’S BILL OF RIGHTS

I found this on the Alliance for the Improvement of Maternity Services  (AIMS) web site, and I think that it is very important that every birthing family fully understands their rights if choosing labor and birth, or just birth, in hospital. It is also important to know these facts when you are considering the safest …

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Pregnancy and Family Dynamics: What It Takes To Get Ready

We had a new baby come into our family in 2002, and I was reminded how much change needs to happen when a little one comes into the family. Everyone has to make space for the new member, both internally and externally within the family roles and dynamics. In birthing families everyone’s roles are shifting. …

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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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Support for Pelvic Issues after Birth

In France ALL women who have given birth, vaginally or surgically through c-section, are automatically referred to a physical therapist who knows how to work with the pelvic floor. It makes good sense that this would be routine because birthing can leave us with many issues to deal with afterwards that are not in the domain …

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