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Nursing Birth

One Labor & Delivery Nurse's View From the Inside

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Another reason why my niece is awesome…..NursingBirth

Sun, 18 Apr 2010 14:47:45 +0000

So my adorable niece (who nursed until she was almost 2 years old) was taking a shower with her mom the other day (who is currently nursing my 3 month old nephew).  She looks up at her mom and says, “”Oh wow mommy, your minnums are so fat.  When I was a kid I usually […](image)

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Thoughts on Becoming a Midwife….NursingBirth

Fri, 02 Apr 2010 14:12:48 +0000

I have written before about my aspirations of becoming a midwife.  The more and more I care for birthing women as an L&D nurse, the more I meet moms out in the community at birth circles, ICAN meetings, etc., the more I read and see and hear about birth and birth politics, the more midwives […](image)

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A Very Inspirational UpdateNursingBirth

Tue, 30 Mar 2010 15:28:54 +0000

This one is for all you VBAC mommas out there!!! In October of 2009 I posted a letter sent to me by Kelly, a mother who, at 35 weeks of pregnancy, was startled, hurt, confused, angry, and scared to find out that her supposedly VBAC friendly obstetrician was actually leading her on the whole time…. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ […](image)

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Hey NursingBirth!!! Where the HECK have you been?!?!NursingBirthsurprised face

Mon, 29 Mar 2010 16:57:42 +0000

  “Hey did you hear what happened to Nursing Birth?  I heard she was struck down by a bolt of lightning when she encouraged one of her patients to push in an upright position instead of on her back in stirrups!  She hasn’t been the same since!!   “No, no no…you’ve got the story all wrong!  […](image)

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NursingBirth is on the MOVE!NursingBirthmoving van

Wed, 28 Oct 2009 13:23:13 +0000

Hello Everyone! I just wanted to give everyone a heads up that I will not be posting for a week or so since last time I went missing (in August) I almost had a few readers call in a “missing persons” report on me!  My husband and I are moving to a new state so that we may […](image)

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How one mom “Walked, moved around, and changed positions” to a successful hospital VBAC!NursingBirth

Fri, 23 Oct 2009 15:20:26 +0000

Science and Sensibility’s Healthy Birth Blog Carnival #2:  Walk, move around, and change positions throughout labor   This month’s Healthy Birth Blog Carnival is “Walk, move around, and change positions throughout labor.”  This is a repost from a story I wrote back in March however, I feel like it is a really great example of […](image)

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The Ol’ Bait and Switch, OR Finding Out Your OB Has Been Leading You OnNursingBirth

Wed, 21 Oct 2009 22:39:06 +0000

Submitted on 2009/10/20 at 3:24pm Comment under: Urgent Message from ICAN! Please Spread the Word!! Dear Nursing Birth,   I’m a day short of 35 weeks pregnant today and went in for an OB appointment this morning. My doctor said that if I don’t go into labor on my own in my 39th week that […](image)

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The Good, The Bad, and The Icky on Vomiting in LaborNursingBirthvomiting logoemesis basin and wash basin

Mon, 19 Oct 2009 16:46:14 +0000

  Submitted on 2009/10/18 at 9:43pm Comment left at: Top Ten Things Women Say/Do During Labor (And trust me… they are totally normal!)     Dear NursingBirth,   Hello, I know this is an old post, but I’ve been searching information on vomiting during labour for a few hours (lol!) and can’t quite find what […](image)

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Urgent Message from ICAN! Please Spread the Word!!NursingBirth

Sun, 18 Oct 2009 15:07:22 +0000

Hello Everyone!   Please check out an urgent message sent from Gretchen Humphries, the Advocacy Director of the International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN).  She needs our help to spread the word and send in stories about a most critical healthcare issue:  insurance discrimination.   For more information on this story please check out ICAN’s website.   Thank […](image)

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Connecticut Docs & Midwives Speak Out For Midwifery!NursingBirth

Fri, 16 Oct 2009 14:40:35 +0000

Yesterday the Connecticut newspaper New Haven Register published an opinion piece entitled “Media out of focus on midwifery” by Holly Powell Kennedy, CNM, Charles J. Lockwood, MD, and Edmund Funai, MD and I have to say, I am very very pleased to read such a focused, well-reasoned, supportive article on birth choice, the safety of homebirth, and […](image)

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