http://mentalfloss.com/article/54930/how-give-birth-100-years-ago Up until the mid-19th century, childbirth was something men avoided. Women had babies in a room full of other women, aided by female midwives and nurses. Then the profession of “doctor” began to mean more than “guy who waves burning sage over your head while draining your blood.” Science entered the practice of medicine,Continue reading “How to Give Birth 100 Years Ago”
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Do You Doula?
Do You Doula? Leza Besemann first heard of doulas—women whose job is to provide continuous emotional support during labor, but who are not medical nurses—at a natural childbirthing class in the early 2000s, when she was 30 and preparing to have her first baby. “As soon as my husband and I heard about the roleContinue reading “Do You Doula?”
Miscarriage Causes, Rates Widely Misunderstood, Study Shows
Miscarriage Causes, Rates Widely Misunderstood, Study Shows Most men and women wrongly believe that miscarriage is highly uncommon, and many do not understand its causes, according to a national survey analyzing perceptions of miscarriage. The widespread lack of understanding may contribute to feelings of isolation and guilt among individuals who have experienced a pregnancy loss,Continue reading “Miscarriage Causes, Rates Widely Misunderstood, Study Shows”
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