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My awesome co-worker made a poster to summarize the new ACOG guidelines on preventing primary c-sections

Side-lying Release: for stalled labor, malposition, breech, ROA, baby 'stuck' at 0 or higher. (Read carefully. Do BOTH sides either for 2 minutes during pregnancy, or 3 contractions during labor)

Doulas Don't Replace Childbirth Class - About.com Pregnancy & Childbirth

Hospital-Level Cesarean Rates by State - CesareanRates.com

From Birthing Shifrah: New Study Supports Trial of Labor After Cesarean for Second Births

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!

Peaceful Birthing Environment

YourDoulaBag blogs - Doulas, Childbirth, Labor and Birth

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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.

Postpartum Rest and Recovery Tips (From a Mama Who Learned the Hard Way)

The 411 On Diastasis Recti

Postpartum - This is one out of a collection of expressive illustrations called ''Cesareanart'' done by an anonymous artist enraged at being forced to go through a C-section for the birth of her child. #birth #PTSD

Increasing your intake of vitamin C should give your perineal skin added health and strength (a perineum of steel!) to resist trauma. birthfaith.org/...

Tuning In: Doulas and the Partner - Doula Trainings International

6 Reasons to Delay Baby's First Bath