Category Archives: Induction

No Room at the Inn – Christmas Inductions

If you’re listening to any number of people who are due in the next few weeks and trying to get an induction, what you hear a lot of, is “I’m calling to get a bed for induction, but they are … Continue reading

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It Takes 500 Inductions of Labor…

When near the 40 week mark, and sometimes before, many practitioners start talking about the risks of continuing the pregnancy.  There are many things that simply aren’t known, bu there is a neat document that puts it all together and … Continue reading

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Is induction right for you? (Free Webinar)

Lamaze International is hosting a free webinar on deciding if induction of labor is the right decision for you.  This online webinar is geared towards moms. Be sure to pass this alone to your friends and family as well. This … Continue reading

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National Prematurity Awareness Month

Many hospitals are enacting policies to prevent preterm deliveries by banning elective birth before 39 weeks.  Some have policies, some have enforcement or recommendations and others just do education.  Guess which works the best?  What’s being done in your area? … Continue reading

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Activist in Training: Mary D.

This week in our Biopsychology of Birth class, we discussed the tools used in labor and some of the birth fads that have come and gone (or stuck around).  One of the topics we discussed was induction of labor.  We … Continue reading

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Induction Increases the Risk of C-Section

Well, the journal of duh strikes again – it’s being reported that induction increases the c-section rates for first time moms.  This is nothing new to those of us who have been around the birth world for awhile, but the … Continue reading

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Wedding Analogy

I woke up the other morning thinking about an experience I had last summer.  I was following a mommy blogger who was preparing to have her first baby.  She was talking about her 36-37 week prenatal visit.  She was hoping … Continue reading

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It can wait for tomorrow…

I had one of those days where I had a list of things to do while out on the town, had my 10 month old in tote, and because of forces out of my control, got none of them done. … Continue reading

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Loyally Devoted to Doctor

I recently read the book The Highly Sensitive Person by Elaine N Aron, Ph.D. In the chapter called Medics, Medication, and Highly Sensitive People, the author states: “Keep in mind, too, that it is common to feel an attachment to … Continue reading

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The Infamous Cascade Chart

Be empowered by your birth, no matter how you birth!
If it is a bad experience, help to educate others so they do not go through what you did, so they can avoid the pain or heartache you have dealt with! Continue reading

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