Second Chance: A Mother's Quest for a Natural Birth After Cesarean by Thais Nye Derich is primarily a book about self-discovery through the passage of births and a typical experience in today's US maternity care system. Cara Terreri reviews this book for educators and other birth professionals.
One thing that frequently gets left out when discussing cesareans in childbirth classes is the options that birthing families have when giving birth by cesarean. Sharon Muza shares some resources for cesarean birth planning.
During pregnancy, it's inevitable that a person will experience an event or multiple events that will cause emotional distress. Here are some suggestions for CBEs to share with families on coping with stress.
The health & safety of a birthing parent & their baby depends on the dyad getting the best & right care at the right time. This is the basis behind the "Choosing Wisely" initiative, developed by the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation in conjunction with the American Academy of Nursing.
By Cara Terreri and Sharon MuzaFor many of childbirth educators, the topic of precautions to take during pregnancy comes up early on in our childbirth classes. I know I cover this information in week one in all of my series classes. Included in our classroom learning is the topic of alco