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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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Parents and Clinical Practice Council

Parental Presence with a 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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