Our posts for Cesarean Awareness Month continue. With their permission, I am sharing notes today that I took at an
ICAN meeting presented by some Phoenix-area midwives in 2012.
The main presenters and most of what you see below are the paraphrased words of Diane Ortega, CNM
and Belinda Hodder, CNM. They are midwives at Valley Women for Women, whose overall cesarean rate in 2014 was 7% in the midwife practice.*
attendance and adding commentary to some of the answers was another CNM in the
Christine & BJ Bollier
Bradley Method© Birth Story
Our goal is to prepare families to have a natural birth by
teaching a mom and her loving coach to labor together. The reality is
that even with the best preparation, birth is unique, fluid and unpredictable.
Our experience as natural childbirth educators is that even if your birth
does not go according to your plan, a comprehensive education like The
Bradley Method® will pave the way for you to have your best possible birth
with a Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby outcome.
Happy New Year!! Wishing all of our readers many blessings as you welcome the new year. I trust your holidays were wonderful and that you are looking forward to all the promise of a fresh slate.
These are probably going to keep being evening editions - thank you for your patience as we ramp up posting again in the New Year. I am really placing a high value on being Peaceful Mama for my kiddos, which means that being on the computer is taking a back seat to homeschooling and teaching classes this season.
Bruss and I would like to welcome Cassandra to the Sweet Pea Births Family. She will be a regular contributor to the blog and you will start seeing her around the internet on ourother social mediaplatforms. I am looking forward to sharing her areas of expertise with our students and readers. Bienvenidos, Cassandra! ~KRB
Hi, I am Cassandra Okamoto and I am a new contributing
writer here at Sweet Pea Births! I thought I would tell you all a little bit
about myself & then share my birth story, which just happened to take place
almost exactly one year ago.
Today’s post is going to be short and sweet. We had a great question come up in class on
Friday night. Since we are not medical
professionals, I am going to remind you that my Bradley™ teacher hat requires
me to say that you are in charge of doing your own research and drawing your own
The set up: We were
reviewing information from the previous class on vaginal exams, and reminding
students that *anything* going upstream once the membranes have ruptured has the
potential to introduce infection.