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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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Healthy birth practice #6: Keep your baby with you after birth

So you’ve just gone through the hardest work of your life, and your baby is finally here. Don’t you want your baby skin-to-skin with you while she adjusts to life outside the womb? Remind your caregivers that your baby is … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the breastfeeding culture in the US

Definitely worth a read: Motherhood and the $13 Billion Guilt

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