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CMQCC Toolkits for Informed Birth Decisions

About the CMQCC California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative (CMQCC) toolkits are excellent resources not just for hospitals and physicians but for women and families who want to make informed birth decisions.  Their first Toolkit to Support Vaginal Birth and Reduce Primary Cesareans was instrumental in reducing maternal morbidity throughout California by 55% in only seven years. The key is their Maternal Data Center (MDC) which provides over 200 participating hospitals with metrics and benchmarking data that can be used in near real-time to improve outcomes.  By linking discharge data to birth certificates the CMQCC is able to compare hospital performance on...

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Your Birth Lamaze Classes Now Offered Through City of Palmdale

Lamaze Classes Now in Palmdale Your Birth is excited to announce that Lamaze Childbirth Classes are now offered through the City of Palmdale Parks and Recreation Department! In partnership with the City of Palmdale, Your Birth will now be offering Lamaze Classes on Wednesday evenings beginning January 10th, 2018. Visit City of Palmdale website to sign up. Class sizes are limited.  Course registration is open so don’t wait…book your spot today! Lamaze Classes in Palmdale Wednesdays, 6 to 9 pm Legacy Commons 930 East Ave Q-9 Palmdale, CA, 93550   Legacy...

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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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Introduction to Cloth Diapering

Introduction to Cloth Diapering I’m a cloth diapering mom of three. Yep, three in diapers! My 3 year old toddler (who is finally getting the hang of potty training), and 7 month old twins. I don’t pretend to be an expert when it comes to cloth, but I’ve got a few years’ worth of experience under my belt and am happy to share my knowledge with other families. Cloth diapering can be intimidating at first, and seem super overwhelming. So, I’ll share a few simple tips here and if you want to learn more, join me at the Introduction...

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