Monthly Archives: November 2012

Avoiding perineal damage, part 1

After giving birth, nearly every mother feels somewhat bruised and sore.  For most moms who have had their baby vaginally, a large portion of this discomfort is in the genital area, and most specifically the perineum, the diamond-shaped area between … Continue reading

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Jaundice: another risk of pitocin

Jaundice is the yellowish tint caused by elevated levels of bilirubin in the blood. Bilirubin is produced when the body breaks down old blood cells, and is processed by the liver for elimination through the bowel.  A small amount of … Continue reading

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Schedule your private class now!

In 2013,  I will be resuming regular group classes.  (Schedule coming soon.)  Accordingly, my rates for private childbirth classes will increase to $300 beginning 01 January 2013.  If you’re interested in a private class, schedule before the end of the … Continue reading

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How dilated are you?

A question universally shared by women near term is, “Am I about to go into labor?” And, in American obstetric culture at least, a nearly universal practice is the weekly pelvic exam, in which the cervix is examined for signs … Continue reading

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