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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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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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The Birth-Breastfeeding Connection Features

Updated January 2016 Photo: Deborah Faye Rhodes courtesy of Nic McNamara All your decisions will make a difference in how easily breastfeeding happens. The birth-breastfeeding connection Excerpted from The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding 8th edition, Schaumburg, IL: LLLI, 2010, pages 50, 52. Pick a mammal, any mammal, and imagine it giving birth the way we do. Let’s say you take your laboring dog to a strange place with...

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