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reviewed 2011 CNN Hero Robin LIm. November 22, 2011
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2011 CNN Hero Robin LIm
   I am sitting with 2011 CNN Nominee Hero Robin Lim, in her bungalow in Ubud Bali. This unassuming midwife has been a true hero in her village taking many low income women and giving them the …
reviewed Baby Tylenol. April 08, 2011
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Baby Tylenol Baby Oralgel - theething
Your baby is fussy, sleeping poorly and desperately putting his hands in his mouth. How can you relieve your infant’s teething pain? Babies teething have a range of teething symptoms but the main …
reviewed Vernex Caseosa. March 15, 2011
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Vernex Caseosa
The vernix caseosa is the waxy looking white substance that covers your newborn baby. When you see videos of a birth on television, you may see the doctors wiping off the “dirty” looking baby. …
reviewed Birth as a Human Rights Issue. November 10, 2010
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Birth as a Human Rights Issue
The Nine Basic Human Rights of a Pregnant Woman and Her Unborn Child by Giuditta Tornetta According to Amnesty International the likelihood of a woman’s dying in childbirth in the U.S. is five …
The Natural Pregnancy Book: Herbs, Nutrition and Other Holistic Choices [Paperback]
As an expecting mother, this book has been a blessing to read.  The views expressed here are of a natural, holistic viewpoint, rather than a sterile, medical view.  "Pregnancy the Natural …
reviewed Natural Childbirth: Changing Your Inn.... July 09, 2010
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Natural Childbirth: Changing Your Inner Programming
Excerpt from Painless Childbirth: An Empowering Journey Through pregnancy and Birth      "The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn." …
reviewed Positive Actions Preparing for Labor. June 13, 2010
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Positive Actions preparing for Labor
   Excerpt from Painless Childbirth: An Emowering Journey Through Pregnancy and Birth An important action to take, in manifesting your desired birthing experience, is to write, in detail, the …
reviewed Natural Teething Remedies. June 02, 2010
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Teething Blues
Your baby is fussy, sleeping poorly and desperately putting his hands in his mouth. How can you relieve your infant's teething pain? Babies teething have a range of teething symptoms but the main one …
reviewed Hepatitis B Vaccine for Newborns. May 25, 2010
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Hep B Vaccine for newborns
Good Intentions, Bad Science, Worse Policy Hepatitis B is a viral disease associated with risky lifestyle choices such as intravenous drug use,  sex that involved blood exchange, or for those who …
reviewed Waiting For The Right Time To Birth. May 17, 2010
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Brain Size Of newborns
The cesarean rate is alarmingly high in many industrialized countries, causing unnecessary risks to both mother and baby. In United States the cesarean rate in 2007 was 32% one of the highest among the …
reviewed LAC-USC Medical Center. May 02, 2010
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LAC-USC Medical Center - A Doula's Review
 On Wednesday April 21, a group of DASC (Doulas Association of Southern California) doulas are invited to tour the USC County Hospital on Marengo St. in Los Angeles. Our gracious host is legendary …
reviewed The Vaccine War. April 29, 2010
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This is an open letter to the producers of the Frontiline Show "Vaccine Wars" by Jay Gordon, MD., Associate Professor of Pediatrics, UCLA Medical School (reprinted with permission)   …
reviewed Myths About Birthing. April 03, 2010
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Birth Myths Debunked
   So many of us doulas, nurses, midwives and even doctors need to regularly do some continuing education courses to renew our certifications and or licenses. This is such an important part …
reviewed Breastfeeding. March 27, 2010
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Breastfeeding
As a first time mother I had no doubts about breastfeeding being the right choice for me and my baby. After reading a myriad of studies, research, and the essays of other mothers, it was an easy decision. …
reviewed Ergo Baby Carrier. March 25, 2010
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ERGO Baby Carrier - Camel w/ Camel
 This product is  great for new parents or parents who already have kids and need a free hand by confining the littlest one while out and about. I looked at many baby carriers, from wraps, slings …
reviewed Ten Ways to Cope with Bedrest. March 23, 2010
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Ten Ways to Cope with Bedrest
Bed rest has been prescribed for various pregnancy complications. It’s often prescribed if you’re at risk of preterm labor or for a eager (incompetent) cervix. While most women willingly …
reviewed Slings are they good or a hazard?. March 17, 2010
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Slings are they good or a hazard?
On March 12, Consumer Product Safety Commission chairmen Inez Tenenbaum issued a warning about the safety of infant slings and officially advised parents and caregivers to be cautious when using them …
reviewed Moods (psychological). March 10, 2010
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4 Ways to Bust a Bad Mood
Remember that morning when your panty hose ripped and your shoe heel broke on the way to an important job interview? What about when you were about to go on a first date with this great guy and your mom …
reviewed Sleep and Newborns. March 10, 2010
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I Am So Tired, When Will My Baby Sleep Through The Night?
Most new mothers face the unpleasant reality that their baby will not sleep through the night. Dealing with round the clock feedings means many weary parents would do just about anything to get their …
reviewed Cervical Dilation. March 10, 2010
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How Dilated Am I?
Reprinted with permission- written by sarah vine It’s the magic question weighing on most laboring mothers’ minds: (as well as the minds of her partner or birth attendants!) How much longer? …
reviewed Ergo Baby Carrier. March 05, 2010
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ERGO Baby Carrier - Camel w/ Camel
Babywearing is a huge part of our lives. I wear Elijah around the house, especially when I have to do a bunch of stuff. When we go anywhere I never bring the stroller, just a carrier. It's so much easier …
reviewed Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Los Ang.... February 27, 2010
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Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Los Angeles
I have to admit, I had some pre-conceived ideas about Kaiser Permanente Hospitals.  After all, in the enlightened Westside community of Los Angeles, I though Kaiser was probably the most de-humanizing …
reviewed Breech Presentation. February 26, 2010
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Breech Presentation
Breech Vaginal Birth – Can it Be Done? I was born feet first back in the days where all breech births were considered ‘normal’ and women were allowed to labor and deliver vaginally. …
reviewed Baby Food. February 26, 2010
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Baby Food
Client’s often ask me when is best to start their baby on solids, and, which ones? Best is to observe your baby’s interest and his developmental characteristics. Every baby is different …
reviewed Hypnotherapy in Childbirth. February 26, 2010
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Hypnosis and Birth
In order to achieve our goals, we need to empower ourselves and be ready to change some aspects of our being to make room for another expression of G-d, or our individual notion of a power greater than …
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