Repost from UK newspaper ~ The Guardian http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/apr/12/sheila-kitzinger Sheila Kitzinger, the “high priestess of natural childbirth”, has died at the age of 86. She could reasonably be said to have done more than anyone else to change attitudes to childbirth in the past 50 years. It was her belief that childbirth should not be reduced […]

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CHICAGO, March 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — “Risk of Blood Clots After Cesarean Delivery,” a podcast about the increasing risk of blood clots after cesarean delivery, is now available at the Physician-Patient Alliance For Heath & Safety YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLKvAYZkd6rZRkvy7V8ldhA/ On iTunes, the podcast is available at https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/peter-cherouny-on-venous-thromboembolism/id897887688?i=338029261&mt=2 In the podcast, Peter Cherouny, MD (Emeritus […]

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The following account of the CMQCC report on maternal mortality in California was written and circulated via email by Henci Goer. Hence in the founder & CEO of Childbirth U, a website that will provide science-based information of childbirth-related issues and intervention. The website is not on-line but will be soon. Click on this URL […]

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Maternal deaths in childbirth rise in the U.S. Washington Post article By Carol Morello May 2, 2014   http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/maternal-deaths-in-childbirth-rise-in-the-us/2014/05/02/abf7df96-d229-11e3-9e25-188ebe1fa93b_story.html Maternal deaths related to childbirth in the United States are nearly at the highest rate in a quarter century, and a woman giving birth in America is now more likely to die than a woman giving birth in China, […]

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Hospitals Carry Their Own Risks Marinah Valenzuela Farrell, a certified professional midwife, is the president of the Midwives Alliance of North America. UPDATED FEBRUARY 24, 2015, 10:39 AM Welcoming a healthy baby into the arms of a healthy mother is the primary concern of this debate. But most families who choose home birth do so because […]