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Cesarean Surgery or Cesarean Birth; Does it Matter What We Call It?

Cesarean section is the number one performed surgery in the United States.  I am grateful that we have this option for some of the many legitimate reasons to perform one.  Cesarean saves lives in many instances.  In some cases there are other medical or physiological reasons when a cesarean section is the best option. Sometimes […]

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The Four Happy Chemicals in the Brain

The Four Happy Chemicals in the Brain I recently learned much more about the four happy chemicals in the brain; endorphins, dopamine, serotonin, and oxytocin. This was in preparation for my presentation on The Fun Factor: The Science Behind Fun and Play for Increased Learning. What I discovered is that when these chemicals are flowing […]

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Feeding Baby: Benefits of Breastfeeding and the Risks of Formula Feeding

Feeding Baby: Benefits of Breastfeeding and the Risks of Formula Feeding There is breastmilk and there is formula. These are the two substances to choose from when feeding a baby.  There are some very distinct differences between the two.  In fact, there really is no comparison. Breastmilk has the perfect composition for your baby to […]

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Did You Know That Midwifery is Illegal in Some U.S. States?

Yes. In the year 2017 there are still some states where it is not legal to practice as a homebirth midwife.  The credential of Certified Professional Midwife is not recognized.  Not only does this not make any sense, it limits options for many women. When we talk about choices for birth it all depends on […]

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