Sweet Peas, Pods & Papas: All About Birth, B@@bs & Babies
For today...another one from the archives, originally published in April 9, 2013. Updated April 30, 2014 to include information about microbiome seeding; and a gentle cesarean checklist of options to review with your provider and prepare for a cesarean birth journey.
A "Family-Centered" cesarean? A "gentle" cesarean? A procedure that is Woman and MotherBaby-centered? What? Did you just read that correctly?
Yes, you did. There is a "new" trend in cesareans that is hitting the mainstream consciousness here in the United States.
Amniotomy, also known as Artificial Rupture of the Membranes
(AROM) is the surgical rupture of fetal membranes to induce or expedite labor.
Amniotomy is used to start or speed up contractions and,
as a result, shorten the length of labour.
Artificial rupture of the amniotic membranes during labour,
sometimes called amniotomy or ’breaking of the waters’ was introduced in the
mid-eighteenth century, first being described in 1756 by an English
obstetrician, Thomas Denman
In light of a research study published this week, we are highlighting this blog post today, originally written on May 28, 2013.
"Mainly, in all of the groups of labor pain medications and delivery method, we found that mothers who received labor pain medications were 2-3 times more likely to report [delay in the onset of lactation] DOL compared to mothers who did not use labor pain medications and delivered vaginally.
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Kitchen size and Bathroom size
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Visit the website to see patterns or do a custom order. You can also bundle and save with her home and bathroom makeover sets.
We had a great time hosting Shannon
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on Saturday. She shared some of her amazing products that are available when you are ready to green your kitchen, your nursery, and your personal care products.
What is the Hepatitis B vaccine?
A .5mL dose of the Hepatitis B Vaccine is
recommended for all babies sometime after birth (within 12 hours if mother has
hepatitis B infection) and before hospital discharge by the Center for Disease Control
A second dose is recommended between 1-3 months of age, and the third dose is recommended between 6-18 months of age.
What is Hepatitis B?
Hepatitis B is a contagious liver
disease that ranges in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a
serious, lifelong illness.
Today, we take a look at an option that is offered to families as an alternative to a cesarean. While at first read, it may not be something you are willing to consider, once you are in the situation, using a forceps or a vacuum may be something you will be grateful you read up on when all things were calm.
One must weigh the benefits and the risks of these instrument deliveries with the benefit of a vaginal birth. Once you choose a cesarean birth, your future birth choices are going to be restricted by various players: your own beliefs, your care provider, and your birth place.
Cassandra and I were part of the "media" contingent at MommyCon LA Babywearing World Record Event on Sunday, October 6, 2013. We had such a wonderful time walking the floor, meeting vendors and being inspired by the wonderful speakers as we looked and listened to bring all the happenings back to you. See the bottom of this posts for links to more of the activity!
At 2:00 pm, the third person to take the stage on Sunday was January Harshe, founder of Birth Without Fear, sponsored by Nüroo.
Here is another installment in our Information Sheet series. These info sheets are designed to give you information as a starting point for your own research to decide what is the best choice regarding this option for your family. We are not medical experts or care providers. We are informed consumers who want to help other families make informed consumer decisions when they say "YES" or "NO"
Definition:Newborn Vitamin K Shot/Oral Dose
A single injection containing .
Did you know that the state of Arizona is now keeping a database on hospitals? You can check on several different statistics. For today's post, I am going to focus on the childbirth information you can find out about a hospital you may be considering for your birth or as a back-up for a birth center or home birth.
Then click on the 2011 AZ Hospital Compare to get to this page:
Once you are on the AZ Hospital Compare Page, click on the "Hospital Quality Ratings" tab or picture icon.