Tag Archives: cesarean section
Booby Traps Series: VBAC is a breastfeeding issue. Lack of access to VBAC is a Booby Trap for millions of moms.
The Listening to Mothers III survey, published by Childbirth Connection this month, contained a set of sobering statistics. This survey found that, while moms’ interest in VBAC is increasing (from 45% to 48%), “the proportion of women with a prior … Continue reading
Science You Can Use: Is it a good idea for diabetic moms to express colostrum prenatally? A new study investigates.
For a while I’ve been hearing about a novel way to help moms of diabetics avoid supplementing their newborns with formula: prenatal colostrum expression. It seems like a kind of elegant solution to a complicated problem, in ways I’ll explain … Continue reading
This is the 13th in a series of posts on Booby Traps,™ made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. Ever touch your baby’s fontanel and marvel at how flexible a baby’s head is? Babies’ heads are made … Continue reading
Following up on last week’s post on the Booby Trap of an early elective birth, we asked Jennifer Block, author of Pushed: The Painful Truth about Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care, to answer some questions on this topic. Pushed shines … Continue reading
This is the tenth in a series of posts on Booby Traps™, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. We’ve wrapped up our series on Booby Traps in pregnancy, and are launching into a series of posts … Continue reading
This is the third in a series of posts on Booby Traps™ during pregnancy, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. It’s time to wade into a sensitive topic here: the relationship between birth and breastfeeding. I’m sure … Continue reading