Posts Tagged: Induction

The Cascade of Interventions

Cascade of interventions

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… Read more »

What is Pitocin?

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 produced oxytocin, there… Read more »

Five 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.  Below are five simple but effective things that any mother can do to help prevent her birth from being a C-section. 1.  Education- A woman who understands the process of labor and birth… Read more »