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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

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One more must have from Childbirth Connection

Perhaps you think I think too highly of Childbirth Connection?  Don’t.  They freely offer a huge amount of evidence based pregnancy and childbirth information, and that makes them one of your best friends. I am lucky to be in school, because the

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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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