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One Last Resource

Have you ever seen the National Guideline Clearinghouse?  This is a place to go to help you determine what type of care is evidence based.  For example, read through the guidelines for prenatal care and after all the other explanations you will find the following recommendations: Practices to Consider Discontinuing Cervical assessment Pelvimetry Routine urine dipsticks …

Great Web Research

I adore research.  I am a nerd, always have been.  But research is more than a science experiment.  Research helps us understand what is likely to happen when we proceed a particular way, and that knowledge gives us tremendous power to overcome labor challneges. But research is really only helpful if the results are reported …

Another important read

Hopefully you spent some time searching through the Childbirth Connection website yesterday.  In case you didn’t, I wanted to highlight another important document available from that sight.  It is the Listening to Mothers survey, and if you have never read it you need to. The Listening to Mother’s survey asks a cohort of women who …

Reading Room

It is Saturday Morning, time to sleep in and spend too much time catching up on some reading.  Since I’ve been talking about prenatal care I wanted to find some interesting things about caring for families before the baby is born. The Mantra is early prenantal care and the best care of course begins before you …

Reading Room

Saturday Morning, time to catch up on your reading.  Here are some interesting reads from this week: Cesarean?  This week a report was released that showed increased cesarean rates in the US are tied to increased induction rates.  Want a second opinion, here is an interview discussing another reason cesareans are so common, profit. We …

Reading Room

Saturday Morning, time to catch up on your reading.  Here are some good reads from this week: The Navelgazing Midwife shares the proper technique for obtaining the correct blood pressure for obese clients. Public Health Doula dives into a new public health campaign to combat the common problems that cause Los Dos for ethnic Mexican woman. New research …