Category: For Birth

Consent For a Forced Cesarean

If you’re pregnant with a breech baby, twins or if you have had a prior cesarean, you will most likely be met with resistance or down right denial of attempt to delivery your child(ren) vaginally. You are coerced into agreeing to a cesarean because you have no other choice. Doctors and hospital staff tell you it’s dangerous to attempt a vaginal delivery with a breech baby, twins or a vaginal birth after a cesarean (VBAC). They often make decisions based on fear – not statistics. OB’s often handle emergencies in birth and unfortunately will then treat a low risk...

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Welcome Rachel and Kelly

AVBRN’s Newest Members The Antelope Valley Birth Resource Network continues to grow with two new members!  Please help me welcome Kelly Wilson and Rachel Jones. Rachel Jones, AAHCC Rachel is a childbirth educator affiliated with The Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth™. She has been teaching couples the Bradley™ way to have a healthy pregnancy and birth since 2013. She has safely birthed four healthy babies into the waiting hands of her loving and supportive husband/coach. She did so in water births at home under the watchful care of her midwives. She has been breastfeeding her babies since 2010 at...

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Show Me the Numbers

Using Research The topic of the the latest AVBRN doulas meeting was all about navigating current research and implementing it into a doula practice.  Since the majority of doulas and midwives are not PhD clinical researchers, the information is highly relevant but, honestly, it’s pretty boring.  Doulas and the families they serve are interested mainly on the plain language summaries and not so much with the pages upon pages of double-blind research tables. On the heels of that recent meeting of the minds, I came across this article by Plumbtree Baby discussing how care providers have been known to...

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