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Abstract BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Delayed cord clamping (DCC) is recommended for premature infants to improve blood volume. Most preterm infants are born by cesarean delivery (CD), and placental transfusion may be less effective than in vaginal delivery (VD). We sought to determine whether infants <32 weeks born by CD who undergo umbilical cord milking (UCM) […]

Maternal assisted cesarean sections in Australia. Allowing families to be actively involved in the surgical delivery of their baby. Click here to view article and photos

Study links glyburide to more infant intensive care and respiratory distress MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — When used to treat diabetes that develops during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), the drug glyburide has been linked to a number of complications in the baby, according to a new study. In fact, infants born to mothers given […]

Stefan Molyneux breaks down the truth about breastfeeding including the functions and benefits, the infant formula controversy, politics, socio-demographic factors, common objections, facilitation and much more. Click here to view video

Microbirth will show why we must change medical education, antenatal education, and the way we view birth.  Click here to view this movie clip This is a feature-length documentary asking if interventions in childbirth could be damaging the long-term health of our children with consequences for all of humanity. Why ‘Seeding Baby’s Microbiome’ Needs to […]

‘The Induction Pressure Cooker and Women’s Autonomy’ by Dr. Aviva Warning: This article contains radical ideas about labor, birth, and women’s right to intelligently choose what’s best for them and their babies! Read at your own risk of empowerment! Click Here for full article

Check out this fantastic video of a laboring mom beautifully breathing and working through a contraction in the transitional stage of labor.  This woman is at 8-9 centimeters dilated.  Pay attention to her shoulders.  See how wonderfully loose she is in her shoulders, her neck, and her throat.  She is doing an incredibly fantastic job […]

Here is a wonderful blog post by Kathi In Kathi’s previous post, Faith Gibson gave us a run-down on the history and impact of premature cord clamping, including her assertion that this medical intervention “ the most profound change in routine birth practices for babies in the history of the human species.” Today, Faith concludes her […]

Here is a wonderful blog post by Kathi Physiological Management of a Newborn’s Umbilical Cord at the time of Birth To view the entire post click here “In this post, Faith Gibson explains the history behind premature cord clamping, and the physiologic ramifications that such an obtrusive intervention has.  In fact, she explains why this […]

Faith Gibson Part 1 – The White Ward Midwife and activist Faith Gibson discusses her experiences as a labor and delivery nurse in a segregated hospital in Florida in the 1960s. This segment focuses on Twilight Sleep and the type of delivery women had in the White Ward. Faith Gibson Part 2 – The Black […]