"You want a low intervention birth? Hire a midwife, plan an out of hospital birth, take a childbirth class that's focus is low intervention, take specific parenting& breastfeeding classes, hire a doula, read books movies that encourage low intervention birth, get chiropractic care, away from negative birth stories. Most american women spend way more time&$ on their wedding than their births. Birth is a big event that you need to be prepared for.
Hospital Cesarean Rates by State. Very, very good to know! Can't stress enough how important it is to educate your self on what should be done and tried before csection is mentioned, and when it is actually time for a c-section! Doctors are csection happy, it's a bigger pay check for them, and its faster than waiting till your body is actually ready.
Wow- who knew? Healing your "mummy tummy" :-) Diastasis Recti: how to heal from having kids and get your abs back together. I didn't know the separation between your abdominal muscles will constantly cause the "pooch" and crunches could actually worsen the gap. There are exercises here that will help to strengthen your core and make that gap smaller. Use code Alaskan on www.fit2b.us -3 months for just $20!
Positions for continuous monitoring in labor
Peaceful Birthing Environment
YourDoulaBag blogs - Doulas, Childbirth, Labor and Birth
Don't Induce Without Knowing Your Bishop's Score
The location of the placenta -- 97.2 percent of boys had their placenta on the right side of the uterus at that 6 week ultrasound, and 97.5 percent of girls had theirs on the left. Crazy, isn't it? According to their study, this method should be considered "highly reliable" in determining gender within the first few weeks of pregnancy.
Bedrest both ineffective and harmful to pregnancy
Postpartum Rest and Recovery Tips (From a Mama Who Learned the Hard Way)
C-Section Recovery – An Holistic Viewpoint: As the title suggests, this blog isn’t about what happens during a C-Section but about the road back to wellness with an inside/out perspective. It’s based on my own personal healing journey and my professional standpoint as a massage/remedial therapist and my background in nutrition, so without further ado, C-Section recovery, a road less-reported……
C-Section Recovery – An Holistic Viewpoint
Kaya Birthing Stools. this looks like the best thing so far. Oh well - I guess the staircase balastrating and good old squatting will do for me until they bring the price down! at least good to know there is such an option. maybe ask at hospital/ midwife if they have them or hire them? there r also many other such stools much cheaper.