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

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Last revised on 05/28/2013

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

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Last revised on 12/05/2012

Booby Traps Series: “Listening to Newborns:” How change happened at one hospital

This is the 39th in a series of posts on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company In this series I’ve been writing a lot about newborn care practices, and how many hospitals continue to … Continue reading

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Last revised on 04/25/2012

Booby Traps Series: Skin-to-skin in the operating room after a cesarean birth is possible, improves breastfeeding rates. Could this be the beginning of a trend?

This post is the 25th in a series on Booby Traps made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. A little while back I wrote about the power of skin-to-skin contact and its relationship to breastfeeding and many … Continue reading

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Last revised on 12/02/2011

Booby Trap Series: Coneheads and caputs: How extra force in birth can affect breastfeeding.

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

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Last revised on 07/20/2011

The author of “Pushed” on Early Elective Births

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

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Last revised on 06/21/2011

Booby Traps Series: Could something about your birth have made your milk come in late?

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

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Last revised on 06/03/2011

Booby Trap Series: Planning for a breastfeeding-friendly birth

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

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Last revised on 03/02/2011