10 Great Suggestions to Handle the Fear of Childbirth

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Writing for Foxnews.com, Julie Revelant suggests 10 ways to cope with the fear of childbirth: Pregnancy is an exciting time, but sometimes the fear of labor and delivery – as well as becoming a mom – can be overwhelming. If you’re anxious about giving birth, find out why you might be feeling this way and what you can do about …

Study shows that It is a Baby’s Lungs that Initiates Labor

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“We’ve long known that a mammal’s lungs are the last organ to develop in utero before it is baby’s time to exit. Disrupting this normal process (and initiating/inducing labor to start before a baby triggers labor on his/her own) frequently causes a cascade of complications – from difficulty in latch, poor breathing, increased infection, decreased immunity, under development, failure to …

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Amy Wright Glenn published her first book this summer,“Birth, Breath, and Death–Meditations on Motherhood, Chaplaincy, and Life as a Doula.” “Birth, Breath, and Death” is one extraordinary little book. I hope it will find its way into many, many hands: mothers-to-be, midwives, physicians, nurses, educators, doulas and healers of all kinds. Amy Wright Glenn writes about birth and birthing ourselves, …

Big Study shows that twins do not = Cesarean Birth

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The U.S. cesarean section rate is still unfortunately rising (see article below). http://thestir.cafemom.com/pregnancy/162177/csection_rates_on_the_rise?utm_medium=sm&utm_source=feedly Now one study has shown that just because you are having twins does not mean that a cesarean section is necessary, or safer. NBC News reported:  Don’t make them tell you twice: Most twin births safe without C-section http://www.nbcnews.com/health/dont-make-them-tell-you-twice-most-twin-births-safe-8C11324933 And Stir.com is saying:  Pregnant With Twins? You May …

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