Wednesday Wrap Up 5/1

Web links on pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and parenting
Cesarean Awareness Month just concluded, and as part of that, Lamaze International put together another great list of resources and articles. This one focuses on what expectant moms should know beforehand, whether they are planning a cesarean or not.

No one likes to talk about it, but I think as a society, we simply have to. The rate of women dying in childbirth is increasing in the US. This article looks at why, and what can be done about it.

This article from the Atlantic might have some insight on that, too. The Most Scientific Birth

Love this article on taking back your power in birth: Don’t Ask; Just Do

Now here is an amazing VBAC consent form! I love that it addresses both the risks of a VBAC *and* the risks of a repeat cesarean.

Today’s video is a nice demomstration of labor positions. I like the birth stool shown, and wish that more hospitals had one…..and actually USED IT! I have only seen the birth stool used at Park City Hospital.