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Birthing – Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Induction of Labor

Back in the 1940’s having a baby was a scary event for mothers. Mother’s called their doctors when they thought they were in labor.  The doctor determined if Mother should come to the hospital.  When mothers arrived at the hospital the nurse prepared her for Labor and Delivery.  The nurse gave the mother an enema.  This was done to keep

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WOW – The Emotional Glue

WOW Factors of Breastfeeding

The most important property of humankind is the capacity to form and maintain relationships. These relationships are absolutely necessary for any of us to survive, learn, work, love and procreate.  Human relationships take many forms but the most intense, most pleasurable and most painful are those relationships with family, friends and loved ones.  Within this inner circle of intimate relationships,

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Parents and Clinical Practice Council

Parents Present During Invasive Procedures – Take it to your Clinical Practice Council. When working for a family practice physician, I learned the significance of maternal or fraternal presence with an invasive procedure.  This physician was emphatic that the father of the infant be present during a circumcision.  He would allow the mother to stay in the waiting room but

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Breastfeeding during Emergencies

Protect and Support Lactating Mothers Natural disasters, manmade catastrophes, pandemics, and individual disasters may occur anytime without warning.  During these extraordinary and unplanned situations the health and wellbeing of humans are at risk and the most vulnerable population is infants and children.  During a disaster: Disease and death rates for children under 5 are higher than any group. 90% of

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