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    British Officials Come To Similar Conclusions As Canadian Researchers About Midwife-Assisted Births

British Officials Come To Similar Conclusions As Canadian Researchers About Midwife-Assisted Births

The New York Times editorial board issued a surprising opinion statement in support of midwife-assisted births and legislation that supported midwife-assisted births. The Times referenced strong research from the UK that reversed a decades-old stance on the critical importance of birthing in a hospital.

The fact that Britain’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence pointed out that midwife-assisted home births are safer than hospital births for uncomplicated pregnancies will not come as a surprise to many in the Everything Birth community, especially since we discussed […]

Cesarean rates vary by hospital, and here I thought it was by risk.

By Bobjgalindo (Own work) GFDL

Don’t want an unnecessary c-section, but still plan to birth in a hospital? Then, you owe it to yourself to find out the cesarean section rate  at the hospital where you anticipate delivering your child. According to an article published in the medical journal Health Affairs this month, “vast differences in practice patterns are likely to be driving the costly overuse of cesarean delivery in many US hospitals.”

Among the Everything […]

Giveaway of the Week: Happy Heinys Sized Pocket Diaper

 
Happy Heinys uses only custom milled fleece for their diapers.
There are no leg casings, which make better fitting diapers and
contain messes better without leaving red marks on your baby’s legs.
Should the fleece roll out? Yes! Do NOT try to roll the fleece in.
The diapers will wick if the fleece is rolled in.
They are designed so the only thing that touches your child’s delicate skin
is the soft fleece.
Happy Heinys® are available in a variety of solid colors and […]

By |March 10th, 2010|Products|1 Comment|

Midwifery Cause of Month- Global Partners in Health

Global Partners for Health

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Contact: spreadhealth.org

Global Partners for Health
PO Box 4536
Edwards, CO 81632
410-916-4208

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Global Partners for Health is an independent humanitarian organization delivering medical supplies to clinics, hospitals, schools and orphanages around the world. We work primarily in rural Zambia, one of the poorest countries in the world. Located in southeast Africa, Zambia has an average lifespan of 38 due to the AIDS epidemic which has left an estimated 600,000 orphans in a country of only three million people.

Global Partners […]

By |March 4th, 2010|News & Updates|0 Comments|

Thanks for your Donations!

I was packing birth kits and orders today and almost all of them had donations to our Midwifery Cause of the Month.  Every day I am still overwhelmed by the stories I hear from Haiti.  We all want to help.  When you donate to Midwives for Haiti, you can be sure that you are helping the women and babies in a part of the world that is devistated.

We are still accepting donations for newborn packs.

You can donate old baby items for our newborn packs.  Currently we are collecting baby hats, […]

By |February 4th, 2010|News & Updates|0 Comments|

Homebirth in California

It takes me by surprise, moments when i think about the births of my children.  My first was born in California.  Legally in Oakland, but on the map in Berkeley!  Our apartment building straddled the line, and although our apartment was on the Berkeley line, the mailbox was in Oakland.  Ha!

I don’t know that homebirth was even an option in my mind before my first pregnancy.  It’s amazing what the instinct to protect will suddenly do to all of your ideas on “normal”.  So once i decided that homebirth was my first choice, I […]