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The Cascade of Interventions

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The Cascade of Interventions If you are taking a childbirth class, you will inevitably hear the term, “cascade of interventions.” No, we aren’t talking about a waterfall or dishwasher soap that leaves your glasses sparkling. When it comes to childbirth, the cascade of interventions is a term used to describe how one intervention in birth […]

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What is Pitocin?

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What is Pitocin? First synthesized around 1953, Pitocin is now commonly used in labor and delivery both to begin or speed labor.     It can also be used postpartum to stop excessive bleeding or   hemorrhage, which can be life threatening if left untreated. While Pitocin is chemically the same as your body’s naturally […]

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5 Ways to Avoid a C-Section

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5 Ways to Avoid a C-Section The C-section rate is currently  just over  30% in the US and many women wonder how they can avoid this surgery for their birth.  This number is so big it can feel like we are powerless to do anything to prevent a cesarean. There are things that do help […]

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