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Have you ever heard of a tilted (also known as a retroverted) uterus? Perhaps you have even been told you have one during pelvic exam or related checkups. According to obgyn.net, this variant of female anatomy is supposedly present in approximately 20-30% of women, so...

Yesterday, I was visiting a friend who had given birth to her son within the last year. Eventually, we began discussing her birth story. She told me how she had given birth in a hospital with an option for midwifery care, but then went on to explain that she was pushin...

Have you heard of seeding? It’s a new trend that is slowly becoming more popular among women who deliver via C-section. The process is simple: sterile gauze is placed into the mother’s vagina before doctors perform the cesarean. Within three minutes of the baby being b...

Yelp just recently announced that they will be releasing clinical data, including cesarean, episiotomy, and breastfeeding rates on their platform, according to California Healthline. Such maternity data is drawn from self-reported information from California hospitals,...

Lately, there has been a lot of controversy surrounding women’s decisions to breastfeed their children. Our society likes to dictate how and when mothers do so, when in reality, each mother and each child experience breastfeeding differently.

Some mothers choose not to...

Have you ever heard of laughing gas? Like…the stuff they give you at the dentist’s office to make a procedure a little more bearable? Well, various hospitals and birth center in the U.S. have begun to incorporate this little wonder into their birth toolkits. Now, what...

Have you ever paid attention to the fear surrounding a nuchal cord? Have you ever watched a video of or witnessed a birth, and seen the health care provider hurry to slip the cord from around the baby’s neck? Unfortunately, this is a scenario that is all too familiar i...

Membrane stripping is a common procedure in most hospitals, and a lot of the time, it is performed without the informed consent of the mother, or without her even being aware of it happening. Why do so many health care providers conduct this intervention? Is it really...

Throughout their pregnancies, many women choose to receive chiropractic care due to the benefits either they themselves have researched, or because a care provider/medical professional/doula has suggested they look into it. I’m here to touch on some of the most common...

I wanted to cover a topic that I feel most healthcare providers fail to discuss with their clients, particularly those seeking hospital births.

I have noticed that many women have not been educated and informed by their healthcare provider/doctor about the risks of epid...

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