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Top Five Myths About Having A Home Birth

Before I considered a home birth, I thought it was a crazy idea. But now that I’ve had one, I’m here to dispel some serious myths for other women who may be considering home birth as well!

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‘Abortion Recovery’ Month? How About ‘Abortion Wellbeing Month’?

Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty’s political decision to declare April “Abortion Recovery Month” for the women of Minnesota is unwelcomed by many, to say the least. Now Exhale, a nonprofit promoting well-being after abortion, has declared April “Abortion Wellbeing Month.”

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Got Breast Milk? First We Need Equity

The results of a study released this month in the journal Pediatrics shows breastfeeding can save money and lives. But along with facts and figures, we need rights and equality to increase breastfeeding rates in the U.S.

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Doctors v. Midwives: A Gross Double Standard?

Doctors in North Carolina performed a cesarean section on a woman who was not pregnant. The disciplinary action? A public “letter of concern.” A midwife would have had her license revoked. What’s wrong with this picture?

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UPDATED: Livetweeting a Home Birth

One woman’s labor and birth process unfolding live on Twitter – right now.

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Risky Business: Pregnant in America

Pregnant women in the U.S. have a greater risk of dying from pregnancy or childbirth related complications than women in 40 other countries around the world.  It’s past time to fix this.

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Midwives Barred From California Hospital

Midwives in California are fighting for their right to be reinstated at a hospital where administrators have so far provided no proof for their abrupt dismissal, saying only it was for “patient safety.”

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(VIDEO) Why Health Reform Must Protect Private Insurance Coverage of Abortion Care: A Mother Speaks Out

“Under the Stupak Amendment, my baby would have died,” says Tiffany Campbell, mother of three from South Dakota.

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Once a Cesarean, Rarely a Choice

The National Institutes of Health convened a conference to discuss a hotly debated topic–vaginal birth after cesarean section. Feminists are working to ensure that the voices of mothers are heard.

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NIH Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Panel: Do Pregnant Women Have Full Decision Making Power?

The accessibility and safety of VBACs or vaginal birth after cesarean section have become issues of controversy for pregnant women and a cause for birth and reproductive justice advocates. Now an independent panel has concluded that, in fact, VBACs should be more accessible – in most circumstances.

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