Evidence on Eating Dates to Start Labor

https://evidencebasedbirth.com/evidence-eating-dates-to-start-labor/ This has been a hot topic in the doula world for a while. (Click link above to watch the video on EBB website regarding dates and labor!) In today’s Q & A, part of our Natural Induction Series, we’re going to talk about eating the date fruit or Phoenix dactylifera to induce labor naturally.Continue reading “Evidence on Eating Dates to Start Labor”

Don’t Tell Women There’s No Point Making A Birth Plan

http://www.mumfidential.com/dont-tell-women-theres-no-point-making-birth-plan/   Don’t make a birth plan, it’s pointless, because birth is completely unpredictable. If I had a pound for every time I’ve heard a woman being given this crappy nugget of pseudo-wisdom, I’d be rich enough to start my own luxury birth centre in St Lucia. It’s fabulously convenient to tell women this, actually,Continue reading “Don’t Tell Women There’s No Point Making A Birth Plan”

Childbirth: What to Reject When You’re Expecting

http://www.consumerreports.org/doctors-hospitals/childbirth-what-to-reject-when-youre-expecting/ 10 procedures to think twice about during your pregnancy Despite a healthcare system that outspends those in the rest of the world, infants and mothers fare worse in the U.S. than in many other industrialized nations. Infants in this country are more than twice as likely to die before their first birthday as thoseContinue reading “Childbirth: What to Reject When You’re Expecting”