Big Babies: the risk of care provider fear

Big Babies: the risk of care provider fear

Having a larger baby is common, but may come with several associated risks. Research has shown that larger babies tend to have higher blood glucose levels, as well as a bigger head and shoulders, which may lead to complications during birth. Some of these...
Don’t Push the River, It Flows by Itself

Don’t Push the River, It Flows by Itself

Contrary to popular belief, forced pushing during the final moments of labor is both unneeded and unwanted for a woman giving birth. Nancy Tatje-Broussard, after hearing an anecdote of a woman who gave birth while unconscious, reasoned that while one is conscious one...
Inducements For Induction: is it really a choice when push comes to shove?

Why are our birth stories so important?

The amount of detail in which one remembers a birth is incredible, and these accounts of births are incredibly important. These stories allow people to identify themselves as parents, as a birth of one’s first baby is the inception of one’s parenthood....