June 2015 - Birthing Center of New York Posts Archive

Posted on: June 23rd, 2015

There is a relatively new report on pregnancy hormones and their effects on women. The Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing: Evidence and Implications for Women, Babies, and Maternity Care (2015), synthesizes an extensive literature about hormonally-driven processes of parturition and the early postpartum period. The information sheets provided here are drawn from this report. [gview file=”http://www.nybirthingcenter.com/wp-content/uploads/docs/fact-sheet-2015.pdf”]

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Posted on: June 23rd, 2015

Birth Hormones and the Path to a Healthy Birth Did you know that you can help your hormones do their wonderful work? Birth hormones can do an amazing job guiding you and your baby on the path to a healthy birth. They prepare both of you every step of the way, from getting ready for…

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Posted on: June 22nd, 2015

Does a “cascade of intervention” lead to cesarean section? This article on cesarean section originally appeared on BirthByTheNumbers.org on June 12, 2013. One way to examine the impact of interventions is to explore the consequences of what has been termed the “cascade of intervention,” with one intervention increasing the likelihood of others that may be…

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Posted on: June 22nd, 2015

2013 Data Shows Rates for Birthing Center Births and Home Births on the Rise Recent data shows birthing center and home births on the rise! These show the highest levels since recording began. This article originally appeared on BirthByTheNumbers.org on December 10, 2014. The recently released 2013 national birth data reveals the rate of out-of-hospital…

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Posted on: June 22nd, 2015

Mothers and Babies at Risk by Unnecessary Interventions This article originally appeared on http://nationalpartnership.org on January 13, 2015. New Scientific Report: Unnecessary Medical Interventions in Labor and Delivery May be Putting Mothers, Babies at Risk WASHINGTON, D.C. — January 13, 2015 — The country’s maternity care system is missing opportunities to provide better care and…

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Posted on: June 22nd, 2015

What Women’s Bodies are Telling Us about Modern Maternity Care This article appeared originally on http://scienceandsensibility.org on June 18th, 2015 by Sharon Muza. By Christina Gebel, MPH, LCCE, Birth Doula Christina Gebel, MPH, LCCE, Doula writes a reflective post examining current birthing conditions to see how today’s practices might be interfering with the the normal…

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