The MicroBiome in Your Own Home

Microwhat? Have you heard this word before? A few years ago a short documentary came out called MicroBirth. The trailer describes it as: “Investigating the latest scientific research about the microscopic events happening during childbirth. These events could have life-long consequences for the health of our children and potentially could even impact mankind.” It’s a
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Interview With ICAN President LaQuitha Glass

In the last week of #Cesareanawarenessmonth I took some time to chat with LaQuitha Glass, current President of the International Cesarean Awareness Network via email about ICAN, and its importance in an ever changing birth environment. The International Cesarean Awareness Network, Inc. (ICAN) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to: Improve maternal-child health by preventing unnecessary
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Breastfeeding Sabotage in Immediate Postpartum Part4

As mentioned in my previous posts in this series, breastfeeding sabotage can happen at any time. It can begin in the womb, or during labor. Most often, it begins in immediate postpartum, right after the baby is born. No matter where you have your baby, whether you have a home birth or hospital birth, the immediate
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The Beautiful Birth of Emma, a VBAC Birth Story

In honor of Cesarean Awareness month, we’d like to share a beautiful VBAC birth story, as written from the mother’s point of view. This was the first hospital birth attended by both Lauren and myself. We are honored to have been a part of it. We were so blessed to find out that we were
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