Faith-based childbirth classes serve a purpose for those families seeking education that combines their spiritual beliefs with preparing for birth and baby. Christina Gebel talks about her Catholic childbirth program in our next post in the Welcoming All Families series.
Today, November 17th is World Prematurity Day, and all of November is Prematurity Awareness month. According to the March of Dimes Peristats Data Center, preterm birth, defined as a baby being born before the completion of 37 weeks gestation, affects nearly 10% of pregnant people.
Birth by the Numbers just released the newest video in their occasional video series and this time Dr. Eugene Declercq and his team are providing valuable information about current home birth trends in the United States.
Today on Science & Sensibility, blogger and researcher Christina Gebel submits an Op-Ed piece in response to a recent Slate article written by Elissa Strauss. Strauss wrote a strong piece exploring licensing and/or national certification of doulas. While there are many facets that still need to be
By Christina Gebel, MPH, LCCE, Birth Doula
Christina Gebel, MPH, LCCE, Doula writes a reflective post examining current birthing conditions to see how today's practices might be interfering with the the normal hormonal physiology and consequently impacting women's ability to give birth. Times have