POSTERIOR BABIES, BACK LABOUR, AND HOW TO PREVENT HAVING A CESAREAN

POSTERIOR BABIES, BACK LABOUR, AND HOW TO PREVENT HAVING A CESAREAN

By Jen McKinnonPreviously published in Birth Issues Fall 2012 Many pregnant women hear about the horrors of back labour from friends, family and even from strangers at the grocery store. I know that I have contributed to this unfair treatment of fellow women, sharing...
HOW TO AVOID A CESAREAN

HOW TO AVOID A CESAREAN

By Dr. Marlene Lidkea previously published in Birth Issues Winter 2010 Why is this an issue? Not everyone who had a cesarean section with the first pregnancy needs a section with the subsequent pregnancies. Not everyone who would like to have a vaginal birth after...
BREASTFEEDING AND COMMUNITY SUPPORT

BREASTFEEDING AND COMMUNITY SUPPORT

By Nancy Whistance-Smith and Heather BeaudoinPreviously published in Birth Issues Winter 2011 Most people can spout off a dozen reasons why breastfeeding makes sense1, but few are confident in their knowledge of what steps lead to successful breastfeeding or what to...
INTERVIEW WITH Dr. BEN TOANE

INTERVIEW WITH Dr. BEN TOANE

By Gudrun von Selzam previously published in Birth Issues Fall 1999 Gudrun von Selzam : When did you start being involved in home births, and how did your colleagues react ? Dr. Ben Toane : I started doing home births in April 1978. I recognized that I would need the...
9 TIPS FOR NEW MOMS: How to be a fearless parent

9 TIPS FOR NEW MOMS: How to be a fearless parent

By Adelaide ZindlerPreviously published in Birth Issues, Spring 2008 Little can adequately prepare us for the change in our family that comes with the addition of a child.  Caring for that little one is a 24-7 responsibility to which everything else takes second...