Tag: Child

Evidence on Membrane Sweeping

Has your doctor told you that  ‘if you don’t go into labor by  X  weeks, I’m going to strip your membranes.’?  Or worse yet, has your doctor performed a membrane sweep without your consent?  Are there times a membrane sweep can help?  What are the Pros and Cons?  Watch the video to see what you can learn about membrane sweeping!!! For the full article,...

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What to Reject When You’re Expecting

Infants in this country are more than twice as likely to die before their first birthday as those in Japan and Finland. And America now ranks behind 59 other countries in preventing mothers from dying during childbirth and is one of only eight countries in the world, along with Afghanistan and El Salvador, whose maternal mortality rate is rising. There are plenty of articles to read about what to do to improve your chances at a positive birth experience. These are 10 procedures a low risk woman should AVOID to have a positive birth experience. Want to know why?...

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Free or low cost doulas? Say it isn’t so!

Many mothers in the US will be going to deliver their first or subsequent child in a hospital, ALONE while the father of their newborn is deployed in another country, working or no longer in the picture.  Many of these moms have been uprooted from their families and are alone or worst yet, are homeless.  Many of these families can not afford a labor support person who will be with them throughout the entire labor and delivery of their precious baby.  That is why The Joy in Birthing Foundation was created.  To offer low cost or free doulas and childbirth educators to...

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Fever: Fear it or Embrace it?

Fever: Fear it or Embrace it? Have you ever been frightened when your little one had a fever?  Were unsure what to do?  Give ibuprofen?  Acetaminophen?  How often should you take their temperature?  Which thermometer do you use?  Come learn all about fevers, sort out a few myths, and learn how to naturally support a fever during this class taught by Deborah Lessenevith, RN at the Antelope Valley Birth Center. There are 2 different times to attend the class on April 19, 2016. Click here to join the event. Cost: $10.00 per person Payment method: cash or PayPal (deborah@soundmindsoundbodyindtitute.com) send...

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