During the birth process we see many interventions being used routinely even though they often don’t have a grounding in evidence based medicine. Recently it has been brought to my attention that a doula can be an intervention! How could this be? The … [Read more...] about Interventions and Well Being
by Katherine S. Puls, Certified Nurse Midwife/Advanced Nurse Practitioner The number of C-sections is increasing in the United States due to the changing medical and legal climate, so you maybe part of the 33% of women who have experienced a … [Read more...] about Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Birth?
When I first heard the about the high c-section rates there was a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach. I had heard that in some facilities mothers had reported that most women had had c-sections the night they were having their baby. One of our … [Read more...] about Chicago Area Hospital C-Section Rates
From January 1, 2006 BirthLink Newsletter Take care of yourself first. Please be careful about burnout! We all take on a great deal! parenthood, jobs, households, partners, birth activism, and community service. What are you doing for self care? … [Read more...] about Self Love and Self Care
by Jill Gliha, BirthLink Board Member Part Four of a Six Part Series - Empowering Hospital Birth When at home you are comfortable. You can sleep. You can eat. You can shower. You can poop. You can walk around etc. etc. etc. Your body and it's … [Read more...] about Stay Home as Long as You Can