Better Pregnancy Outcomes With Midwives

In a review of data from 13 research trials involving 16,242 women, researchers have found that when a pregnant woman’s care provider is a midwife instead of the US standard multidisciplinary care, she is more likely to have a better outcome. Midwife care showed a lower likelihood of preterm birth …

Drug Industry Affiliated Research Authors Generally Carry More Influence

Though, you already “knew” it,  a study published in the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology  may be a good one to bookmark if you are inclined towards natural parenting. The study may help you look less like a conspiracy theorists to your more mainstream friends and family. In a massive analysis of 6,711 randomized controlled trials …

When is your baby due? Eh… Give or take a few weeks.

I just read a fantastic news article that explained what many midwives have been proclaiming all along. A pregnancy does not last a set amount of time. In fact, it can vary up up to five weeks! Previously attributed to flawed methods of estimating due dates such as conception and …

World Breastfeeding Week on Facebook

UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who immediately and profusely reported that page. Twenty minutes after this post originally was published, two hundred of you had already read it and many of you have let me know you reported the page. It has now been taken down. NICE WORK…. You are …

Chemicals in Stain Resistant Clothing/Teflon Linked to "Pregnancy Induced" Hypertension

Hypertension during pregnancy can be very dangerous and even life threatening. A new study‘s results were published in  Environmental Health Perspectives and found an association between chemicals found in stain-resistant fabric and high blood pressure during pregnancy.  The chemicals involved in the study were perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS). Blood …

Everything Birth Would Love Your Feedback!

In 1998, Crystal, the owner of Everything Birth, attended her first hospital birth as a doula. The doctor at that birth was an advocate of birth choices. After that hospital birth with a supportive doctor, Crystal set her sights on becoming a midwife. Her long term goal was to help change …