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Due Dates

Don’t Count On Pregnancy Due Dates

Pregnancy due dates are not accurate. They are determined based upon Naegele’s rule, a system from the 1800’s created without any scientific research. Multiple factors determine the gestational period of humans, and they vary based upon a woman’s ethnicity, height, weight, age, length of menstrual cycle, day of ovulation, and so forth. The current thinking[…]

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Does pregnancy and breastfeeding lower breast cancer risk?

Research does show that women who begin childbearing at around 20 years old receive the correlated health benefit of reducing their chance of developing breast cancer. Additionally, women that breastfeed their children for two years or more reduce the risk of developing breast cancer by 24 percent. Breastfeeding for 2 years or more greatly reduces[…]

Agnes Gereb

Freedom to Give Birth?

  The documentary shines a light on childbirth issues in a call to action. Each woman is asked to consider if she has the power and freedom to give birth however she desires — in a hospital, at home, in a birthing center, with a midwife, with a physician, with interventions or without. Do pregnant[…]

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A Question About Cesarean Surgery

  Does your doctor stitch or close the uterine incision in one layer or two layers? The two layer method has been used the longest with some risk to uterine rupture with a future pregnancy. The single layer method which shortens surgery time has been thought to increase uterine rupture more than the traditional method[…]