OK, I'm not making a claim that nursing in public protects against infant mortality (but hey, it's certainly plausible, on the public health level at least.) No, I'm writing about these two topics today because I'm hoping you'll go read my two guest posts, hosted on two of my favorite blogs.
...is up! Go check it out at Giving Birth with Confidence. What a PHENOMENAL collection of contributions about the moments, hours, and days after birth. Each of our Blog Carnivals has vastly surpassed my own expectations. I hope you'll agree.
If you haven't heard, the Joint Commission, the organization that accredits U.S. hospitals, has recently rolled out a bundle of perinatal quality measures. These measures are designed for hospitals to track and improve their performance on indicators of perinatal quality, including the proportion of
Ask a bunch of expectant women what worries them about labor, and chances are many of them will say, "the pain." Much is made about pain in labor. Women prepare for it, nurses constantly assess it, anesthesiology departments exist to eliminate it, and so on. But while there are many experience
As most readers of this blog are probably already aware, The Today Show ran an inflammatory piece about home birth this morning that parroted ACOG’s long-standing scare tactics and anti-midwife rhetoric. Since I just wrote a post on the safety of home birth, I thought that rather than repeating the