Natural Induction Methods: Black Cohosh to Induce Labor
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Black Cohosh to Induce Labor What it is: Black Cohosh is another plant that has historically been used by midwives to help induce labor.  It is made from the root and is available as a tincture, capsule or tea. Not much is … Read More

What Are the Side Effects of Pitocin?
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Did you know that Pitocin is the most commonly used drug for inductions in the US?  Did you also know that it is classified as a “high-alert” drug, and half of all paid legal claims involve pitocin? So why is … Read More

Doulas for C-Section Patients
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We recently took a moment to discuss the importance of having a doula present at births were medical intervention is either planned or unplanned. Specifically, we discuss the need for doulas especially during c-sections.

Another reason not to do cervical checks…
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This video discusses this in the context of preventing gbs infections, but I think we need to look much broader than that.  There are not a whole lot of reasons to check women so often before or during labor.  Especially … Read More