For Amber

Amber, my soul sister & owner of Shine On Yoga keeps yabbering on and on about the psoas muscle. What the heck is a psoas muscle, you ask? I’m not quiet sure, but apparently I shouldn’t interfere with it by encouraging Maya to walk (or stand) prematurely. Now, I claim Maya initiated standing all on… More For Amber

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NYT: Lessons at Indian Hospital About Births

Wow, the New York Times…awesome! “The Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation is different. Its hospital, run by the Navajo Nation and financed partly by the Indian Health Service, prides itself on having a higher than average rate of vaginal births among women with a prior Caesarean, and a lower Caesarean rate over all. As… More NYT: Lessons at Indian Hospital About Births

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Reducing Infant Mortality

Listen to Obstetricians, Doulas, Neonatologists, Midwives, Psychologists, Pediatricians, and other Physicians explain how our health care system is failing babies and mothers and what we can do about it. This is a great short featuring Orlando’s own Jennie Joseph. Watch the full video here: http://www.reducinginfantmortality.com About the Film: The current US Health Care System is… More Reducing Infant Mortality

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Germ-free kids may risk more adult illnesses: study

Exactly why I don’t sanitize or frequently wash my hands! WASHINGTON AFP – Parents who let their kids romp in the mud and eat food that has fallen on the floor could be helping to protect them against maladies like heart disease later in life, a US study showed Wednesday. “Our research suggests that ultra-clean,… More Germ-free kids may risk more adult illnesses: study

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What Every Pregnant Woman Needs to Know About Cesarean Section

What Every Pregnant Woman Needs to Know About Cesarean Section (C-Section) | Cesarean Section :: Childbirth Connection Although most pregnant women are healthy and have good reason to expect uncomplicated childbirth, the U.S. cesarean rate is at a record level and rising. The increase is due to many medical, legal, social, and financial factors, including… More What Every Pregnant Woman Needs to Know About Cesarean Section

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C-sections, birth costs up in Central Florida

Four out of every 10 babies born at Central Florida’s three busiest hospital maternity wards entered the world last year without a single push — twice as many as in 2000. New state numbers for July 2007-June 2008 released in May show the rates of cesarean sections at Orlando Health’s Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women… More C-sections, birth costs up in Central Florida

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On Birth Control

I just read an article about the NuvaRing in Mother Jones and was disturbed, but not shocked at the fact that such untested technology is causing harm (even death) to the ladies out there. A lot of information about contraceptives makes them look harmless & when recommended by your trusted OB/GYN, most women don’t question… More On Birth Control

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