Category Archives: Jennifer

Reducing Anxiety in Early Pregnancy

With home pregnancy tests, many women now find out they are pregnant much sooner than ever before. This can be good because the mother can start preparing herself for a new baby; she can start eating healthy, taking her prenatal … 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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A Healthy Baby – Birth Poetry Contest

All she wanted was to birth a healthy baby She was excited about the months ahead She knew her baby was a blessing She wanted what was best She changed her diet and started exercising She wanted to birth a … Continue reading

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Violence in Maternity Care

The non-profit organization Solace for Mothers: Healing After Traumatic Childbirth is asking anyone who has experienced or has witnessed violent maternity care, to write a letter to Lynn Rosenthal, the presidential advisor on violence against women, and First Lady Michelle … Continue reading

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Postpartum Depression, Bottle Feeding and Infant and Mother Separation at Birth

There is a new study out by the University of Albany done by evolutionary psychologists that puts forward the idea that a woman who feeds her baby a bottle instead of breastfeeds may be at risk for postpartum depression due … Continue reading

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Reducing Infant Mortality

Please watch this video and then spread the word about how to reduce infant mortality. Click here to visit the website and get help with writing to your legislator, or sending them this video. Reducing Infant Mortality from Debby Takikawas … Continue reading

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Join the Virtual Nurse-In on Facebook!

The Facebook group called Hey Facebook, breastfeeding is not obscene (official petition to Facebook) is hosting a virtual nurse-in in honor of world breastfeeding week. The group is hosted by the organization called The Mother’s International Lactation Campaign (M.I.L.C.) which … Continue reading

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Does a Laboring Woman Have Any Rights?

I have been doing a lot of reading about the case of a woman who exercised her legal right to informed consent and refused a cesarean, and subsequently had her baby taken away because of it. This woman’s case hits … Continue reading

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New York Times article on YouTube birth videos

Lights, Camera, Contraction!

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Ricki Lake debates Dr. Lisa on the The Doctors

Part One Part Two What do you think about what was said in this debate?

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