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Serving the Greater Los Angeles area
Serving the Greater Los Angeles area
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UNPLANNED CESAREAN FOR FAILURE TO PROGRESS

In the United States, failure to progress is the top reason for unplanned primary cesarean (first c-s delivery).  Failure to progress is a subjective diagnosis, pronounced when a healthcare provider thinks labor is taking longer

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HOMAGE TO BIRTH LUMINARIES

The profoundly wise and groundbreaking contributions of these pioneers in the field of childbirth have given women in the 20th and 21st century immeasurable wisdom about the challenges, realities, and deep truths of this experience.

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breastfeeding
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ADDRESSING BREASTFEEDING DIFFICULTIES

This list was compiled by new Supported Birth moms who experienced special challenges or had advice to give, and their concerns were addressed by Certified Lactation Consultant Jane Mycroft, former Supported Birth Doula. THE MOST

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28th Year of Teaching Thoughts

Someday I will write a book “Confessions of a Childbirth Educator.”  I plan for it to be well-organized and based in accurate research combined with personal emotion. In this blog, however, I give myself permission

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epidural
Childbirth

OPTIMIZING LABOR POSITIONS WITH AN EPIDURAL

This article describes many helpful ways to utilize positions while laboring with an epidural. We usually think that if you have an epidural, you can’t move. The optimal physiology for birth is when women are

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labor-induction
Induction

LABOR INDUCTION TREND

Edited from June 2021 Interview of CNM Stephanie Tillman https://evidencebasedbirth.com/ Founder Rebecca Dekker, PhD, RN and Henci Goer, Researcher, Childbirth U. Since the 2018 ARRIVE study, many care providers and the media are telling women

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Induction

DATES AND WEIGHTS

Due Date Estimation Fallacies The following is a list of recent students’ baby’s birth weights alongside their arrival pre- or post- the EDD (“estimated due date”). These numbers validate the 2 week margin of error

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Childbirth

Fetal Position During Labor

The U.S. current rate of cesaran section is around 31%. Labor & Delivery Nurse Ann Marie Gilligan’s Gilligan’s Guide teaches the importance of having an infant in the optimal position for birth, how to determine

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