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What My Doctor Taught Me About Birth Features

Updated May 24, 2016 Teresa Pitman, Guelph, Ontario, Canada Photo: Sally Parkin by Mick Watson My dear friend Joyce Barrett died of cancer in January of 2014. We had been friends for a long time, although when we first met she was just the new family doctor who had been recommended to me. I immediately loved her warmth and down-to-earth style, and it was into her hands...

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I Want a Natural Birth Mom to Mom

Updated February 2016 Mothers’ Letters Photo: Belle Verdiglione   Alert and active participation by the mother in childbirth is a help in getting breastfeeding off to a good start.   Mother’s situation: I want a natural birth The birth of my first baby, who is now two years old, was traumatic. I didn’t progress at the expected rate during labor, which led to a cascade of medical...

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My Emergency Cesarean Mothers' Stories

Katrina Soper, Newport, Wales, UK   “If absolutely everything you didn’t want happens to you, or even if your birth just isn’t what you hoped, this was still your story and nobody else’s. It’s a story that you will probably want to tell in detail someday to a caring friend or maybe even to your child. At some point—even years later—it can help to write...

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Marathon Mother Mothers' Stories

Muireann Maguire, Cambridge, UK   Every breastfeeding story is a journey… Here are 26.2 miles of mine! I started running marathons just before turning 30. When I became pregnant two years later I was training for my fifth. I run to challenge myself rather than for charity or for speed, so I tend to choose obscure off-road races rather than high-profile city marathons. Training went...

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Birth Interventions Features

Teresa Pitman Sally Parkin: Photos by Mick Watson Alert and active participation by the mother in childbirth is a help in getting breastfeeding off to a good start. Ruth’s first baby was born in a hospital with a doctor she’d met only once before. During labor, the doctor became concerned that there was some meconium (the name given to the stool that the baby passes...

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